The Beeches, Leadburn
This landscape appraisal, carried out for a private client, identified the scope for low density rural housing on part of a 19 Ha agricultural holding. From historical maps, aerial photographs and fieldwork it became clear that, by reinstating former field boundaries, a more robust landscape framework could be created, to help integrate the new housing into the landscape.
A landscape plan accompanied the appraisal and set out to:
The Reporter for the Finalised Midlothian Local Plan Inquiry allocated the site for low-density rural housing in his report of April 2008.