Landscape Management Services and Plans: Effectively maintain your land
What is Landscape Management?
Landscape management is an environmentally based approach of ensuring that land is cared for in an effective and sustainable manner for all present and future users. This is to make sure that a landscape is kept in a proper, functioning condition in order to support land uses.
Proper management and maintenance techniques are vital to the long term care of landscapes, gardens and parks. If these methods are not put in place, the landscape can be put at risk, which can lead to higher costs in the future.
When performing landscape specific services, Collington Winter carefully considers the characteristics, history, and potential of all sites to ensure that we provide the best possible care to landscapes and the surrounding environment. We aim to provide an extensive set of landscape management services for landowners to ensure that the landscape’s values and features are protected for years to come.
Landscape management plans
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.
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.
Our Landscape Management Services
Collington Winter provides a range of landscape management and maintenance services. We provide these services to both commercial and residential developments and we have worked on many different types of projects.
The projects we have assisted with include large urban parks, private gardens, new country houses, and housing developments. We have also provided services to projects involving agricultural and equestrian landscapes and historic country estates. Our landscape services include:
- Conservation management plans
- Housing estate landscape plans
- Parkland management plans
- Restoration of historically significant landscapes
- Countryside stewardship & landscape management
- Management for amenity, leisure & conservation
- Detailed landscape maintenance and management specifications
- Habitat creation
- Project management & contract administration
Why Choose Collington Winter?
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.
Our Landscape Architecural Director, Jane Winter, is a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute with over 15 years of experience in the field. She has worked closely with many clients, creating innovative, sustainable, and inspiring landscapes.
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.
We have experience in providing our services to English heritage projects, architects, planners, quarry companies, house building projects, and many more. As well as providing landscape management services, we also provide landscape planning and landscape design.
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. You can also contact our Landscape Architectural Director, Jane Winter, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.