uniquely personal landscapes

London’s green spaces. Pocket parks: the design challenge.

A talk, delivered by Marcus Shields as part of a recent TFL / Urban Design seminar, addressed this current, critical urban landscape design challenge. Open space within the city is a limited thus valuable resource. Consequently, the existing policy framework aims to provide READ MORE

Innovative placement of new classical country house in disused railway embankment clinches NPPF Para 55 planning permission.

Building a new house in the open countryside is virtually impossible. The only glimmer of hope: Para 55 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). Para 55 bypasses the stringent planning legislation by permitting only the building of new houses considered to be READ MORE
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Cherkley Court wins court appeal with unanimous decision.

The Court of Appeal has overturned the decision of the High Court to quash the Planning Permission granted to Cherkley Court by Mole Valley District Council. Three Court of Appeal Judges unanimously agreed that the High Court quashing order should be set aside. Cherkley Court is READ MORE
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Our first landscape film: 20 years in the Royal Parks.

In January 2013, the opportunity to work with film director Will Woodward coincided with our desire to do something special to mark our 20-year association with the Royal Parks. The result was a year-long collaboration and our first landscape film: “20 Years in the Royal READ MORE
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A water rill & woodland hosta garden.

Our landscape design for this private, Cheshire garden will expand the existing Hosta Glade, which Colvin and Moggridge created in 2004. This new phase of construction and planting will use water, vegetation, paths and considered views to elegantly link the house, terraces and READ MORE

Restoration of damaged site.

Colvin and Moggridge, in partnership with the land owner, DeLoitte and Landmark Chambers, have submitted a Masterplan for the development of the Charles Hill Nursery site near Farnham, Surrey. The project, currently at outline application stage, aims to replace the commercial READ MORE
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Colvin & Moggridge secure vital planning consent for Langley Park.

Colvin and Moggridge are advising on the landscape rejuvenation around this important Palladian mansion during its conversion into a 5* Hotel with underground Spa and outdoor Swimming Pool. Built for the 3rd Duke of Marlborough by Leadbetter in the 1750s and ornamented with READ MORE
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Initial heritage lottery success for unique Winter garden.

The University of Greenwich has received outline approval for a £2.9 million bid from the Heritage Lottery Fund for conservation of the Avery Hill Winter Garden, along with development funding to progress the project to final application.  Colvin and Moggridge submitted the READ MORE
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‘Arts and Crafts’ for the 21st-century.

Our renovation of early 20th-century Arts and Crafts gardens around a Hampshire mansion includes a new sunken pool garden.  Designed and detailed in partnership with Adam Architects, the semi-circle of balustraded steps and planted landings lead down to sheltered terraces, which READ MORE
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