Building Communities

Building communities is far more than an initial ecological and landscape assessment; essential is the vision of a completed community, which provides both human and natural wildlife habitats.

We work closely with the client, architect and all of the technical team to develop high quality spatial design which adds significant enhancements to biodiversity by providing habitat for any wildlife from European protected species or simply garden or farmland birds. See Project Portfolio for examples.


Bilham Farm

The key legal issue that arose at this site was the presence of the European protected species: the great crested newt.

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Park Farm

The key ecological and planning policy issue, and thereafter a planning condition, that presented at this site was the presence of a well-established bat roost in the roof void of Park Farm farmhouse.

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The Brow, Burgess Hill

JFA Environmental Planning were commissioned to provide a landscape strategy and landscape master plan for a residential development which included assisted and retirement accommodation and affordable housing.

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Rocky Lane

JFA Environmental Planning completed a landscape and visual impact assessment for a proposed residential development within the Wealden countryside of West Sussex.

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Rocky Lane

JFA Environmental Planning were commissioned by Crest Nicholson to provide Ecological and Landscape services for the residential development of land south of Rocky Lane, Haywards Heath to support a planning application.

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Chesham Hospital

Several planning policy issues were identified by JFA Environmental Planning pertaining to protected species and the development proposals.

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Carshalton War Memorial Hospital

JFA has carried out all ecological work on site since 2007. No evidence of protected species was found following an Extended Phase 1 Survey and further bat surveys, and the first two phases have successfully been granted planning permission and have undergone construction.

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Laverstoke Mill

JFA Environmental Planning are currently supporting the site’s restoration with an EIA for comprehensive re-development.

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Hellingly Hospital

JFA Environmental Planning facilitated the clearance of bats from the hospital blocks, by obtaining a licence from Natural England, to allow refurbishment.

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Sheppey Hospital

JFA Environmental Planning provided ecological support for the duration of this Sheppey Hospital re-development project.

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The Willows

JFA Environmental Planning provided a quick, efficient solution to a time critical problem.

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Bolnore Village

Long-term, on-going project, involving EIA, public inquiry and local stakeholder consultation.

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