Landscape and Visual Context

Landscape Strategy

Early analysis of landscape and visual constraints/opportunities has ensured that:’

  • A suitable ‘development envelope’ has been identified
  • Existing vegetation where possible is retained
  • Vegetation to be replenished should losses occur
  • Additional green infrastructure and open spaces are created on the site to complement the existing local landscape context.

Constraints and Opportunities

The following site constraints and opportunities have been identified.

Constraints

  • The topography, in particular the rising ground toward the centre of the site; 
  • The Public Footpath which crosses the site. This will be diverted or incorporated into the layout;
  • The existing trees, vegetation and green boundaries surrounding the site, including the woodland block to the north; and
  • The railway line along the eastern boundary of the site.

Opportunities

  • The topography and vegetation to the west of the site contributes to the capacity of the site to accommodate development;
  • Existing vegetation on the boundaries of the site, including trees and woodland, provide opportunities to enhance this; and
  • A large separation of over 1km between the southern boundary of the site and Radley village.

Constraints and Opportunities