Aspect Landscape Planning case studies

Recent case studies from the Aspect Group

Harbour Road, Seaton, Devon

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Client: Tesco Stores Ltd


Proposed Mixed Use Development

Aspect were instructed to prepare the Landscape and Ecology Chapters of the Environmental Statement to support the comprehensive mixed use redevelopment of the Seaton Regeneration Area. The development includes retail, residential, leisure, public realm enhancements and a visitor centre. The strategic masterplan was developed in conjunction with the design and planning consultant team, and Aspect prepared detailed public realm proposals to enhance the links with the town centre and a robust landscape strategy to integrate the development. A significant constraint included the flood compensation requirement to raise the level of the entire site, and Aspect prepared the Landscape and Ecology Chapters of the separate Environmental Statement for the fill operations. The outline application and fill process for the overall scheme gained consent, following which the detailed application for the retail store and public realm links gained approval in November 2010.

Planning Issues: Visual Impact Upon East Devon AONB, Area of Great Landscape Value and open countryside character. Proximity to World Heritage Site and East Devon Heritage Coast. Impact upon residential amenity. Significant flood compensation requirements.