Planning permission for historic site in the South Downs National Park

Marian Boswall Landscape Architects is delighted that planning permission has been granted for a stunning contemporary house and gardens on the site of the former house of famous socialite Lady Dorothy Nevill.

The house, designed by Miranda Montagu Architect with Sandy Rendel Architects and Invisible Studio, will sit below the historic walled garden and overlook the valley below.

The landscape design encircles the proposed house, nestling it into the wider landscape of the South Downs National Park, referencing the undulating landform of the site. The emphasis is on bold curves of planting which ground the contemporary house in the historic landscape.

The landscape proposal is a sensitively designed sequence of spaces that link the proposed dwelling with the historic walled garden and the very special landscape beyond. This is a truly site specific design that is both beautifully functional and inherently biodiverse. A key consideration has been to improve habitat creation at the site, including wildflower meadows, grassland, hedgerows, and coppice woodland.

Marian Boswall Landscape Architects look forward to continuing working on this project in collaboration with Invisible Studio and Miranda Montagu Architects.

Image credit: Sandy Rendel Architects