Category Archives: News

Land at Dingley Road

The Dingley Road, Leicestershire scheme has been recently granted consent (following amendment).

To read more about Liz Lake Associates involvement with the Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) for this project go here.

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Mead Park gains planning approval.

Mead Park, Bickerton, North Devon was granted on appeal in January.

Overall, the inspector concluded that there was no harm, either on its own, or cumulatively, which significantly or demonstrably outweighs the benefits of the development when assessed against the Framework.

Mark Flatman (CMLI) was appointed as expert witness on the Landscape and Visual Issues.

To Read more about our involvement in the project go here

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Clare Castle Country Park

We are delighted to have been appointed to be part of the team responsible for preparing HLF funded restoration proposals for Clare Castle Country Park. The park is situated in the Suffolk village of Clare and covers 13.2 hectares. It is visited by around 200,000 people each year and is unique for its heritage and natural features located in one place. At its heart is Clare Castle, first built in the 11th century by a Norman knight who had been gifted with large estates in Suffolk, Essex and Kent by William the Conqueror. The park also contains a disused railway station and platforms with trails aligned along the disused railway.

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Hauxton Extra Care

The construction of our Hauxton scheme is due to commence very soon. Our scheme creates a series of communal and private gardens which offer a range of social activities and passive recreation within a healing and therapeutic setting. These are complemented by a range of roof terraces and gardens.

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We have enjoyed working with bpha, Hill and The Design Partnership and can’t wait to see the finished scheme.

To find out more about our involvement go here

Consultation event held for Highbury

We attended an evening consultation event to give stakeholders the opportunity to comment on the developing restoration proposals. The event was very well attended by a passionate and knowledgeable audience who are excited about the proposals to restore Joseph Chamberlains former house and estate. We received some excellent feedback which has given us much to think about.  

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ARM HQ – Eastern Carpark complete

The ARM headquarters construction phase is well under way, so much so that the eastern carpark has now been completed and is in use by staff members. There are still a few bits of soft landscaping to be planted to the rear of the car park but all other plants to the car park entrance have been put in place as have the areas of hard landscape including parking bays.

 The planting has recently been implemented (hence why it looks a little small) but is expected to flourish and spread once the growing season begins. Plants used include Anemone x hybrid ‘Honorine Jobert’, Lonicera pileata and Polypodium vulgare. Clematis armandii has been given an excellent network of wires to climb and should quickly cover the northern façade of the car park. Maintenance, particularly over the next 12 months, will be crucial to the success of these plants and we are excited to see how well they perform. 

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Fixing our broken house market – Trumpington Meadows

Nice to see one of our favourite residential housing projects in Cambridge, Trumpington Meadows, features as a case study in the newly published government white paper on “Fixing our broken housing market”.

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To read the white paper go here

To find out more about our involvement with the Trumpington Meadows project go here

Basildon Public Realm

Anticipation grows as Basildon Town Council develop St Martins Square.


Our in-house 3D Designer Steve Woodhouse helped develop a series of 3d images to give the council the ability to show the general public just what the landscape would look like.

For more information on our involvement in the St Martins Square Public Realm project go here

Liz Lake Associates offer a comprehensive 3D Design service go here for more information.

You can email Steve to find out more about how he can help bring your ideas to life.

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Lincoln Science and Innovation Park.

We are excited to have been appointed to work with Lincoln Science and Innovation Park to prepare a masterplan and outline planning application for phase 2 of the Lincoln Science and Innovation Park. Lincoln Science and Innovation Park was founded in 2012 as a joint venture between the University of Lincoln and the Lincolnshire Co-op. It represents the only site in Lincolnshire dedicated to science, innovation and R&D across both commercial and public sectors. The park is rapidly developing and phase 2 will offer plots and new-builds located within a parkland setting for innovation led firms seeking to move into the park.

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Highbury

We are delighted to have been appointed by the Chamberlain Highbury Trust to develop proposals to restore the landscape of Highbury – the home of Joseph Chamberlain. Chamberlain was a politician and statesman but he was also a keen botanist with a particular passion for orchids.

Highbury’s grounds were landscaped by Edward Milner and followed the fashion of the times. They included a new rose garden, a Dutch garden, an Italian garden and a rock garden. The wider grounds contain several large ponds set within unspoilt pasture and woodland. Most of the grounds became a public park in 1930.

Proposals are now being drawn up for the restoration of the house and its grounds.

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