Landscape

The topography of the site, the visual and physical setting of Dartmoor National Park and potential views into and from the site from the surrounding area, including Bickleigh, have had a significant influence on the masterplan.

Our landscape strategy therefore includes:

  • No development in the most sensitive parts of the site;

  • A large new community park on the outer edge of the site, with public access throughout, new walking and running routes and areas to relax, play and enjoy the view;
  • Planting new woodland areas to help filter potential views of the site to complement the existing landscape character;
  • Retention and management of Pick Pie Plantation and important hedgerows within the public open space on the site

Community Park and open space

The proposals include the provision of an extensive multifunctional Community Park which will provide a benefit to the existing and new community.

 

Pickpie Plantation

The existing Pickpie Plantation is included within the site. Whilst there is currently no formal public access, we understand that this area is a locally important feature.