Forestry Commission wins twice at at Landscape Institute Awards

The Forestry Commission celebrated double honours at last week's annual Landscape Institute Awards.

Its transformation of Old Pale Farm at Delamere Forest, Cheshire, into a popular visitor attraction with an outdoor concert venue won for designs greater than 5ha.

Judges said the woodland was "an outstanding example of a large-scale landscape. The strong design concept responded well to the historic, ecological and geological sensitivities of the site."

The commission won a highly commended award for a strategic landscape planning initiative at Newlands, a £59m scheme to transforming some of the worst derelict and neglected land in north-west England into attractive community woodlands. The project saw more than 540ha turned into well-used community woodlands.

Forestry Commission chair Pam Warhurst said:

"Old Pale Community Woodland is a superb example of what can be done with imagination and sympathy for the local ecology, culture, history and geology.

"Newlands has become the benchmark for community woodlands creation on brownfield land sites. From the outset the Newlands partnership sought to target difficult social, economic and environmental sites."

Lindsey Houston and Roger Worthington, two of the commission’s landscape architects, were also recognised at the awards. The Environmental Partnership (TEP) supported the Old Pale project with a feasibility study and concept planning.

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