Isle of Wight plans country park

A new housing scheme on the Isle of Wight is set to feature a 10ha country park extension.

Landscape architecture, arboricultural and ecological consultancy ACD is part of a design team that prepared the masterplan and detailed design for the 846-home development in Newport.

The work was commissioned by Isle of Wight Council in partnership with Spectrum Housing Group.

The scheme, recently approved by the local authority, includes 254 affordable homes as well as green space.

The initiative followed the economic downturn, which forced the previously successful bidding developer to withdraw last year.

Working closely with architect HGP, Spectrum Housing Group and ecologists from White Young Green and Island 2000, ACD provided arboricultural and landscape architectural services.

Plans include protecting the ecologically-sensitive areas of the site and proposing habitat creation and amenity space for new and existing residents in the area.

The council is now receiving expressions of interest from prospective house builders.

The design team also included Odyssey Engineering, ARC Environmental Consultants, Faithorn Farrell Timms surveryors, MCA Consulting Engineers and Merebrook Science & Environment.


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Horticulture education update - staying on course

Horticulture education update - staying on course

Raised levels of investment in horticulture education and increased student take-up is welcome news for the industry, says Rachel Anderson.

Tree planting guide - three basic rules

Tree planting guide - three basic rules

Choosing the right plant, correct planting procedure and best aftercare are the three basic rules for sucessful tree planting, Sally Drury explains.

Tree planting - what are the benefits of planting trees?

Tree planting - what are the benefits of planting trees?

Mitigating climate change, providing windbreaks and reducing the risk of soil erosion are some of the best reasons for planting trees, says Sally Drury.


Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Arboriculture Contracts & Tenders

Jeremy Barrell On...

Jeremy Barrell

Tree consultant Jeremy Barrell reflects on the big issues in arboriculture.

Products & Kit Resources