Landscape Management Plan for Development
A Landscape Management and Maintenance Plan outlines the strategies for preserving the existing ecology and maintaining the landscaped areas within a development. This comprehensive document encompasses measures to ensure that the planned landscape functions effectively, serving purposes such as creating habitats and offering recreational zones.
The report must outline the goals and purposes of different landscape elements and describe the strategies to be implemented for their achievement. Additionally, it should encompass durable hardscape elements that form the foundation for the soft landscape. Comprehensive maintenance instructions for all these components should be included.
At Collington Winter, our landscape consultants can assist developers when creating landscape management plans for their projects to ensure the best possible outcome.
Landscape management plan process
Landscape management plans can be created by experienced ecologists to ensure that a landscape is maintained accordingly. The aim of a landscape plan is to set out a long term vision for the landscape and to provide environmental methods in order to achieve this goal.
The first step of a landscape management plan is to complete an initial site survey (Phase 1 Extended Ecology Survey) alongside further desk top studies. These surveys will help to assess the landscape’s current condition as well as any species or habitats that have been identified in the past.
Using this information, a detailed landscape management plan can be formed. The landscape plan will often state specific mitigation and management methods that will be required for protected species and habitats of conservation value.
The landscape management plan will also include when and how the outcomes of management methods should be monitored and how the results should be used to guide future management of the landscape. Each plan is site specific, and the content of each plan will vary as a result of the aims and objectives of each development.
We create a variety of management and maintenance plans for our clients. These include management plans and day to day maintenance schedules for open space, grassland and woodland plans, BREEAM ecology plans and reports and biodiversity plans.
How can Collington Winter assist?
Collington Winter believe in providing a pragmatic approach to development. We aim to meet the needs of developers whilst ensuring optimal outcomes for wildlife. We provide a range of landscape services, paying careful attention to the characteristics and history of each landscape. This helps to ensure the sustainable and effective care of each landscape that we work on.
We are passionate about the landscape services we provide, and we complete every project with a high level of professionalism. With current offices located in Manchester and Dumfries, the team are well served to work nationwide. Over the years, we have built strong relationships with key stakeholders across the UK.
If you would like to find out more information about the landscape services we provide, or if you are interested in starting a landscape architectural project with Collington Winter, contact us using the form below.