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LANDSCAPE CHECKLIST FOR NEW DEVELOPMENT

Aguidetosubmissionrequirementsforexternaldevelopmentworksinthefollowing localplanningauthorityareas;

HampshireCountyCouncil

Basingstoke&DeaneBoroughCouncil

EastHampshireDistrictCouncil

EastleighBoroughCouncil

FarehamBoroughCouncil

GosportBoroughCouncil

HartDistrictCouncil

HavantBoroughCouncil

IsleofWightCouncil

NewForestDistrictCouncil

PortsmouthCityCouncil

RushmoorBoroughCouncil

SouthamptonCityCouncil

TestValleyBoroughCouncil

WinchesterCityCouncil

InHampshire&IsleofWight

Landscape Checklist for New Development

Landscape Checklist for New Development

Contents..................................................................................................................Page1

Introduction..............................................................................................................Page2-3

PlanningBackground..............................................................................................Page4SubmissionRequirements....................................................................................Page5

SiteSurvey...............................................................................................................Page6-7

SiteAnalysis............................................................................................................Page8

LandscapeDesignProposals.................................................................................Page9-10

DetailedPlantingProposals.....................................................................................Page11

LandscapeStructuresandSurfaces.......................................................................Page12

ManagementPlan...................................................................................................Page13Credits.....................................................................................................................Page14tations..........................................................................................................Page13

CONTENTS

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INTRODUCTION

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GooddesignisattheheartoftheGovernmentsdrivetowardsanurbanandruralrenaissance.GovernmentadviceassetoutinPlanningPolicyStatement1isthat;

Gooddesignensuresattractive,usable,durableandadaptableplacesandisakeyelementinachievingsustainabledevelopment. Designwhichfailstotaketheopportunitiesavailableforimprovingthecharacterandqualityofanareashouldnotbeaccepted.Gooddesignisindivisiblefromgoodplanning...anditshould;

Respondtoandintegrateintotheexistingurbanform,naturalandbuiltenvironmentsandcreateorreinforcelocaldistinctiveness

Considerthedirectandindirectimpactsonthenatural environment.Createsafeandaccessibleenvironmentswherecrimeanddisorderorfearofcrimedoesnotunderminequalityoflifeorcommunitycohesion;and,Bevisuallyattractiveasaresultofgoodarchitectureandappropriatelandscape

design.

QuotessummarisedfromPPS1,publishedbytheODPMin2005

3INTRODUCTION OBJECTIVESThischecklistaimsto:

Ensurethatdevelopersandtheiragentsareawareofthehighimportanceoftheexternal aspects of development as defined by relevant Local Plan policies and implementtherequirementsofthesepoliciesappropriately.

Ensurethatallappropriateinformationissubmittedandclearlypresentedaspartoftheplanningprocess,thusavoidingunnecessaryandpotentiallycostlydelays.

Improvethequalityoftheenvironmentinareasundergoingchange.

GUIDANCENOTES Early discussion between applicant and appropriate local authority officer is advisable,

to provide the opportunity for clarification of submission requirements.

Appropriateprofessionaladviceshouldalwaysbesought.Wheretheproposeddevelopment is environmentally significant (by virtue of its size, prominence or degree ofimpactonthelocality),thelocalplanningauthoritywillexpecttheapplicanttoemployacharteredlandscapearchitectfromtheoutset.SourcesofprofessionalconsultancyadviceareavailablefromtheLandscapeInstitute(L.I) at www.landscapeinstitute.orgorviatheL.ISouthWestBranchatwww.lisw.org.uk

Indicativelandscapeproposalsshouldbeincludedwithapplicationsforoutlinepermissionwheresitelayoutisshown.Detailedlandscapeproposalsshouldformpartofapplicationsforfullpermission,orreservedmatterswhereappropriate.

Thisguideappliestoallscalesandtypesofdevelopmentandnoteveryitemonthechecklistwillberelevanttoeveryapplication.Theremaybeotheritemsrequiredforsomeapplications;forexamplethosesubjecttoenvironmentalimpactassessment.ThisdocumentistobefoundontheHampshireLocalGovernmentLandscapeGroup(HLGLG) website at www.hiow.gov.uk/offnet/hlg/hlgind.htm

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PLANNING BACKGROUND

Theplanningbackgroundofthesiteshouldbefullyinvestigatedbeforethedesignstagesandwofaplanningapplication.

Consult the Regional Spatial Strategy (or Structure plan), Local Development Framework (or Local plan), Local authority landscape/townscape assessments (eg Hampshire Landscape CharacterAreas),andexistingsitedevelopment/designbriefsandidentifythefollowing:

Site or area designations with boundaries (see below* for examples) Site status (common land etc.) Planninghistory Landuseconstraints,includingcovenants,easements,heightrestriction

zones, aquifer protection zones, safeguarding areas and areas liable to flooding.

The PlanningAuthority may require an assessment of the Environmental Impact ofproposalsformajorprojectsinaccordancewithcurrentlegislation.

* Site or area designations: International (eg Ramsar Sites, Special Protection Areas); National (eg National Park, Scheduled Ancient Monument, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Environmentally Sensitive Area, Registered Historic Parks and Gardens,Listed Building, Site of Special Scientific Interest); Regional/Local (eg Area of Special LandscapeQuality,TreePreservationOrder,HeritageArea,HeritageSite,LocalNatureReserve); Non-statutory (eg Area of Archaeological Potential)

Useful sources of information include: Local Planning Authority, The HampshireLandscape by Hampshire County Council, Hampshire Records Office,Winchester, (tel: 01962846145).Aerialphotographs,backgroundpaperstolocalplans,localamenity,wildlifeandhistorygroupsandsocieties.ModelLandscapeConditionsfordevelopmentcontrol,publishedbyHLGLG.

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Hampshire Landscape Character Areas Aug 2000

HampshireLandscapeCharacterAreasAugust2000

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SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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SPECIFICSUBMISSIONREQUIREMENTS

SiteSurvey SiteAnalysis

LandscapeDesignProposals

DetailedPlantingProposal

LandscapeStructuresandSurfaces

All drawings including standard details should address the context (show relationshiptosurroundings).Thusallexamplesofplansinthisguideareindicative.

GENERALSUBMISSIONREQUIREMENTS

Theapplicantmustpresentallnecessaryinformationinaclearandunderstandableform.Someauthoritiesmayacceptdigitalsubmissions.

Ensureallplansareaccuratetoanappropriatemetricscaleclearlymarkedoneachplanwithlineargraphictoallowforcopiedreductionsandnorthpoint.

Serviceinformation,sightlines,levelsandallrelevantconstraintsandsitelayoutdetailsshouldnormallybepresentedonthesameplanasthelandscapeproposals (or alternatively, where this is not possible, on separate cross-referencedplans.)Ifplansareunclear,ortheinformationambiguous,delaysarelikelywhilstclarification is sought.

Photo Survey of Existing Site (Proposed For Development)

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SITE SURVEY

Survey,constraintsandanalysisshouldinformthedesignofthedevelopment.Relevantdetailsmayberequiredtoaccompanythesubmissionand/oraspartofarequiredDesignStatement, or to assist pre-application discussions. For all applications (including minor ones) an existing site survey with sufficient information to assess the impact of the development proposalsonthesiteanditssurroundingswillberequired.

SITESURVEY

Thefollowinglistisnotintendedtobeexhaustive,butphysicalcharacteristicsofthesiteanditssettingtoberecordedmayinclude:

Site location (on Ordnance Survey base) and north point Summaryofsitecharacteristics Geologyandsoils Contours,levelsanddrainage Naturalfeaturesandvegetation,includingArboricultural

Impact Statement and/or measured tree survey (to BS 5837 2005showingspecies,condition,height,girth,canopyspread)includingaffectedtreesonneighbouringland

Wildlifehabitatsandexistingecologicalfunctionwithinsiteandcontext

Climate/Microclimate

Land use (on site and adjacent sites)

Historical,archaeologicalandlocallydistinctivefeatures

Viewsintoandoutofthesite

Existing services (above and below ground)

Site boundaries (location, type)

Open water features (eg ponds, streams, ditches)

RightsofWayonornearthesite

TreeConditionSurvey

ContourSurvey

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CONSTRAINTSIndicativeExample:

PhasingandprogrammingLandscape Checklist for New Development

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SITE ANALYSIS

Interpretationofsurvey,togetherwithrelevantpublishedguidancetoprovideanunderstandingofsitefeatures,constraintsandopportunities: LocalenvironmentandLocalPlancontext SummaryofdevelopmentConstraints Existinglandscapecharacter,tranquillityandlocal

distinctiveness;scale/impact/appropriatenessofdevelopmenttoitssettin