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THE CONCEPT REPORT ECOLOGY BUILDING SOCIETY OUTLINE DESIGNS FOR THE LANDSCAPE AROUND THE ECOLOGY BUILDING SOCIETY HEADQUARTERS Version 2 Mark Fisher, September.

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1 THE CONCEPT REPORT ECOLOGY BUILDING SOCIETY OUTLINE DESIGNS FOR THE LANDSCAPE AROUND THE ECOLOGY BUILDING SOCIETY HEADQUARTERS Version 2 Mark Fisher, September 2004 on behalf of the Permaculture Association

2 DESIGN BRIEF OVERALL AIM - low maintenance design PUBLIC SPACE for use by local residents for dog walking. To be maintained as a meadow. FLOWER BORDERS rear of car park and along footpath on Belton Road. Planting schemes. TRANSITION BOUNDARY between car park and proposed meeting room. Planting to create separation. PRIVATE SPACE for staff use. Close off of this space.

3 SITE PLAN Private area Office Public area Car park

4 PUBLIC AREA Conifer hedge Sycamore Silver birch Lime Mound Plateau Drop away Wall Fence Bund Hedging whips

5 CAR PARK Conifer hedge Sycamore Silver birch Lime Narrow border Elderberry Fern Holly Border OPEN space

6 OFFICE Dead tree Sycamore Silver birch Lime Narrow border Nettles Thistles Lights

7 PRIVATE AREA Thistles Nettles Bund Hedging whips Lime Ash Sycamore Chestnut Elderberry Purple plum Silver birch FootpathBundMeadow

8 PLANTSANIMALSSTRUCTURESEVENTS Ecology Building Society 2004 – Mark Fisher Fragrant plantings: lavender, roses, lilac Roses, companion planted Insect attracting plants (for honey bees?) Natural drifts, planting Large clumps, in scale with building Nature garden around copse Architectural plantings near meeting room Bulbs, all season, under trees Stonecrop along path borders Herbs Berried and fruiting shrubs Groundcover Meadow area near copse Native plants Avenue of trees Low maintenance planting Year-round interest Barrier planting where appropriate Hedgehogs Butterflies Bird boxes in copse Bat boxes Bird baths and tables Bees Seating areas: open views, in copse, under an arch/living arbour Paths, walkways, meandering through whole site Picnic Area Outdoor lighting A hide Compost bin/area Staff social events Lunchtime eating out (cover?) Quiet, relaxing area Spill-out from AGM/meetings PASE

9 PUBLIC AREA - people movement fouling of mown paths NO long distance walk through site desire line over bund gap between bund and wall access to maintain conifer hedge Desire line People movement Gap

10 PUBLIC AREA - proposals Gate blackthorn shrubbery to close desire line (remove hawthorns ) close gap with a gate shrub enclosures for dog bins; shrub line for channeling over mound; island shrubberies break up hedge & fence line small spinney for accent supplement bund & mound flowers - plugs and bulbs in drifts Blackthorn shrubbery Island shrubbery Dog bin shrubbery Accent spinney Dog bin Channeling shrub line

11 CAR PARK WINDRAIN Sunny border RAIN SHADOW Transition boundary Free draining, sunny borders

12 CAR PARK - proposals Grass verge flower planting Heather & stonecrop strip planting mixed heather (colour & season) with feature stonecrop plantings roadside grass verge flower planting e.g. cranesbill, foxglove, bellflower, chicory & dog rose + maybe ferns, meadowsweet island bed of millstone grit guild plants e.g. silver birch, rowan, willow, heather, gorse, broom, grey willow, bilberry + maybe pine, juniper Millstone grit island

13 PRIVATE AREA Gap Views NOISE Thistle seed Nettle seed Tarn Hill Brunthwaite Crag WINDRAIN Opening

14 PRIVATE AREA - movement & meadow Woodland walk Maintenance access Meadow walk Meadow vegetation poor mixed lush

15 PRIVATE AREA - proposals Berried shrubs & feature trees Berried shrubs Gate Meadow plantings Bench Grassland bulbs Woodland edge e.g. rowan, broom, wild garlic, honeysuckle, rose Open birch woodland Path cleared thru woodland Hollies Hedgehog, bat & bird boxes Herbs & perennial veg.


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