ELD were appointed to provide a LVIA and landscape design scheme for a 60 unit touring caravan site at Shackerland Hall Farm. As a former gravel extraction site, the field now has denuded soils with a deep central lake; being unsuitable for agricultural use to sustain cropping. A diversification scheme to provide an alternative income from the site was investigated, as H&S isues relating to uninvited public access was of growing client concern due to risks associated with the open water. A LVIA was requested by the LPA to assess potential visual impacts from public views within the open countryside. The assessment informed the requirement for mitigation to minimise any such impacts. The proposed scheme included a wardens lodge, sanitary facilities, informal circular access, slight re-contouring of land around the central lake, fishing jetties and suitable open space for informal recreation and privacy around each pitch, combined with new planting along boundaries.
2011 - 2012