Shorncliffe Barracks, Folkestone

September 11th, 2014
Posted in Ecology, Landscape
shorncliffe

In 2014, Taylor Wimpey South East submitted a hybrid application for the redevelopment of land at Shorncliffe Garrison, Folkestone, which has recently been approved. Plans include the construction of up to 1200 homes, a new primary school and nursery and new sports facilities. Plans for the construction of the first phase, some 294 dwellings, are well underway with pre-commencement works occurring this spring-summer.

CSA provided detailed ecological, arboricultural and landscape inputs for the planning application and associate Environmental Statement. We are currently working on the discharge of various conditions as well as plans for the next phase.

Our landscape architects have completed the detailed landscape designs for Phase 1, working closely with the rest of the design team. Our Ecologists have been translocating reptiles out of the development footprint and preparing a European Protected Species bat licence to cover several small bat roosts discovered in derelict buildings that are to be demolished.

We have also lead the process of designing and agreeing management proposals for a substantial area of new public open space known as the Backdoor Training Area. This is an area with significant wildlife and archaeological interest and enormous potential.