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Supporting a Planning Application
Worcester College, Oxford
The Oxford University colleges are world renowned for their academic achievements, impressive architecture and beautiful gardens. Worcester College were seeking permission to build a new contemporary building on their historic site and appointed me to analyse and assess their landscape, and provide a report to support their planning application.
Local Planning Authorities increasingly require detailed information to support planning applications for development of important sites. The gardens and landscape at Worcester College have a rich history dating back to medieval times. A Historic Garden Character Analysis was produced along with a Visual Impact Assessment and a Townscape Character Analysis. Due to the proposed development’s location, next to Grade 1 Listed buildings, English Heritage also required thorough analysis of the views to the ‘Heritage Assets’.