CSA has been working closely with Gladman Developments, and is pleased to announce the approval of outline planning permission for a residential development of up to 84 dwellings with associated public open space and infrastructure in Ambrosden, Oxfordshire. The Site lies on the western edge of Ambrosden and currently comprises a field of grassland. CSA undertook the landscape assessment and the masterplanning, and produced the Development Framework Plan, Illustrative Masterplan, Design and Access Statement and LVIA which accompanied the application.
The proposals were originally refused planning permission by Cherwell Council in February 2019, citing several reasons including the alleged effects on the character and appearance of the surrounding area, as well as harm to the setting of the nearby Grade II* Listed church. One of our associate landscape architects presented evidence at the appeal regarding landscape matters, which supported the findings of the original LVIA for the proposals. The Inspector concurred with the evidence and concluded that the ‘opportunity would exist to provide an acceptable, fitting and suitably mitigated development that could contribute positively to this entrance to the village.’ The appeal has been allowed subject to conditions.