CSA has been working closely with Oakford Homes and is pleased to announce the approval of planning permission for five new homes on brownfield land within the Metropolitan Green Belt. The Site lies on the western edge of Chertsey and is currently the site of a cattery. CSA provided advice on landscape and Green Belt matters to inform the sensitive design of the proposals. These comprised five dormer bungalows, sited on the footprint of the existing cattery buildings, with an attractive communal garden at the heart of the scheme and retained mature boundary vegetation containing the proposals. The LVIA which accompanied the application, helped to demonstrate that the proposals were in accordance with paragraph 145 of the NPPF, ensuring the proposals have no greater impact on the openness of the Green Belt than the existing development. CSA produced a landscape strategy to accompany the application, with new native tree and hedgerow planting to the boundaries of the Site, together with areas of wildflower meadow and herbaceous border planting. These measures demonstrated how an attractive and well considered scheme could be delivered at the Site, whilst also enhancing the biodiversity of the local landscape.