Landscape and Public Realm

Our Proposals

Our proposals include a comprehensive landscaping plan which will improve the public realm and approach to the library from Traps Hill.
The proposed scheme incorporates a substantial landscape proposal that includes the following:

  • Re-landscaping of the area to the west of the building to create an attractive access route from Traps Hill to the library entrance by relocating existing bins, parking spaces and public WC as well as providing a new footpath and soft landscaping.
  • Incorporation of a dynamic courtyard area in the heart of the development day or night, centred around the existing oak tree to provide an outdoor learning area with stepped seating allowing for flexibility of use by the library, for public events and as residential amenity space.
  • Creation of a new footpath along the eastern side of the building; connecting the library to the northern section of Traps Hill, a proposed new memorial, and the existing playground.

The project design team includes an arboricultural consultant to ensure that the final design is sympathetic to the existing tree cover surrounding the building. A detailed Arboricultural Impact Assessment will be submitted with any future planning application.

Details of the landscaping proposals will be confirmed as part of the detailed design in partnership with Epping Forest District Council.

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