More and more local authorities and county councils now require separate landscape plans as part of a submission for commercial and residential planning applications. The primary objective for a landscape plan is to ensure that the development blends into the area. This is achieved by carefully placing indigenous and deciduous trees as well as indigenous hedging and dense growing shrubs for under screening. Views of the development’s neighbouring houses and roadways will be eliminated with proposed planting arrangements.
A landscape plan gives full descriptions of location, type, species and sizes of the proposed planting on exposed boundaries and can also feature information on maintenance on lawn areas, trees and hedging.
At LandscapePlanning.ie we recommend planting indigenous and deciduous trees, hedging and plans as they are in keeping with and sympathetic to the existing landscape and the ecology of the area ensuring minimal disruption is caused to existing habitats, ecosystem and wildlife.