Joffe Landscape Architects

Joffe Landscape Architects is a Chartered Landscape Architect practice, formed in 2022, providing specialist landscape and visual planning and design services in relation to small scale development.

Our Services:

– Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment;

– Landscape Strategy and Design;

– Landscape Feasibility Appraisals.

For further information, please call or email us.

Paragraph 80 and Rural Development

Through our landscape and visual analysis approach we are also involved in several ‘Paragraph 80’ and other proposals for new isolated dwellings in the countryside.

Our approach seeks to achieve the following at the earliest stage of proposals:

– the building will be most settled in the landscape, with the best views out;

– sympathetic response to visual amenity;

– enhance the defining characteristics of the surroundings from the outset;

– recommendations and landscape strategies that target relevant planning policy requirements, landscape and design guidelines.

Examples of Our Recent Work

This Paragraph 80e proposal has been informed by our LVIA findings and detailed analysis of relevant landscape character. The buildings – designed in collaboration with Hawkes Architecture – feature a unique tree strategy that reflects the inter-relationship between hedgerow tree patterns and settlement morphology.

The proposals will provide a new home for several occupants with autism spectrum disorder. To help inform our landscape strategies, we developed an interpretation of autism design guidance to provide recommendations to the architects for the configuration of internal building spaces and external transitional to outdoor spaces, their use, layout and connection to the buildings, to provide a logical and comfortable place to live.

Paragraph 80e for a new dwelling in a disused quarry in the Cotswolds AONB. Working closely with Hawkes Architecture, the buildings respond directly to our LVIA recommendations, to ensure they are in the location of least visual harm, they reference the appearance of this particular quarry, and the layout is configured to reflect historic enclosure in the area derived from our background research. Our landscape strategy achieved a 75% above BNG target, whilst ensuring agricultural management could continue, and received support at all stages of the design review process.

This Paragraph 80e proposal seeks to convert species poor plantation woodland into species-rich wooded pasture with broadleaf woodland. Circular walks will be provided through rides and glades – these also capturing sun rays to warm different parts of the dwelling designed by Hawkes Architecture, as the sun moves through its daily arc. This proposal received highly positive support from the design review panel.