Bonvilston LVIA


Client: Acorn Properties

Location: Bonvilston, Vale of Glamorgan

Services: Landscape Architecture

As part of a multi-disciplinary team The Urbanists were working for Acorn Properties to assist in the preparation of a masterplan for a 17 acre site adjacent to Cottrell Park Golf Resort.

Acorn strive to produce location specific developments that maximise the potential of a site whilst meeting the needs of the local community.

Working closely with the appointed Ecologist and Architect, The Urbanists Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) informed the design process for the layout. The development consists of 120 high quality homes, an open space network of greens and play areas and highway improvements to the adjacent country lane, a well used connection to Cardiff Airport.

The site, on the edge of an existing village and bounding a Conservation Area with adjacent listed buildings and promoted walks in the adjacent open countryside was particularly sensitive. The LVIA was discussed with the local authority landscape architect to ensure necessary detail/viewpoints were assessed.

Working closely with the Architect to design the public realm, our proposals create a unique development that very much re ects the local surroundings and draws on the natural characteristics of the area. The scheme integrates with its surroundings and sits sympathetically within the rural landscape.

The LVIA formed a part of the Environmental Impact Assessment and resulting Environmental Statement.