The practice has assisted Barratt Homes and Taylor Wimpey, working with RPS planning, to secure an Outline Planning approval for this strategic 350+ housing allocation site in Monmouth. The potential visual effects on the Wye AONB, Special Landscape Areas and Wye Valley Historic Landscape, along with Dormice, Lesser Horseshoe bat and tree constraints, have been addressed at outline planning stage. The practice is currently addressing landscape and ecological mitigation, enhancement and landscape design services in support of the Outline Conditions discharge and Reserved Matters applications for this development.
Soltys Brewster have provided landscape design services, working with Powell Dobson Architects, to develop external landscape designs for this new Learning Campus, to serve as a learning hub for the south of the County. Sited on a ridgeline between Pembroke and Pembroke Dock, the site benefits from an existing woodland structure with some wide ranging views over Pembroke town and inlet. The campus will cater for around 1500 pupils, including a 14+ Vocational College, all in a unique landscape setting.
As part of the practices Carbon Zero status, Soltys Brewster supports Verified Carbon Standard schemes which focus primarily on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. This year we have invested in a Ugandan Forestry initiative, along with a number of other projects, working to offset the practices residual carbon emissions and providing social, health and community benefits.