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Hankinson Duckett Associates (HDA) is a professional consultancy, established in 1998. HDA combines landscape architecture, masterplanning, ecology, arboriculture and other expertise, to resolve design and planning issues at a range of scales.

Our work involves assessment, design, and implementation of projects, and advice on the environmental aspects of residential, recreational, and commercial development, for private and public bodies throughout the UK. We provide a comprehensive approach to project work which adds value through innovative and efficient solutions.

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LATEST PROJECTS

BASINGSTOKE AND DEANE LCA AND SENSITIVITY STUDY

HDA was commissioned by Basingstoke and Deane Council to prepare an updated Landscape Character Assessment for the Borough. The study looks at 20 landscape character areas, from the elevated chalklands in the south to the lowland mosaic in the north, and includes part of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the …

VALE OF WHITE HORSE

HDA prepared a Landscape Capacity study for potential development sites within the Vale of White Horse District, which were considered as part of the Local Plan Part 2. The study provided the foundation to HDA’s Green Belt study and forms part of the evidence base used in the site selection process for the Local Plan. …

GROVE

The Monks Farm site is now part of a Strategic Housing Site within the Council’s Five Year Housing Land Supply Statement. HDA provided landscape, ecology and arboricultural support both for the allocation submission and for the outline planning application that followed. Our combined influence led to the development of a Green Infrastructure Strategy for the …

EDENBROOK COUNTRY PARK

HDA ecologists and landscape architects led the design of a 40ha ‘Super SANG’ at Edenbrook, Fleet in Hampshire. The SANG was created to off-set the adverse effects of recreational pressure arising from new housing development on the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area (SPA). The SANG provides a variety of wetlands, flood meadows and open …

PENHALE MOD CAMP

Following a recommendation from a leading planning barrister (Martin Kingston QC), HDA was employed by Comparo Ltd to replace the previous project ecologists during the determination of an application for 140 homes and commercial land, following an ecology related impasse being reached between the applicant and Cornwall Council, Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Natural England. The …

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AONB GALLOPS

West Berkshire Council (WBC) has granted permission for the installation of an artificial gallops for equestrian use at Compton Downs, located in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), immediately adjacent to the long-distance byway of The Ridgeway National Trail. HDA incorporated the following changes to the proposals into its supporting Landscape …

BARN CONVERSION PERMISSION

HDA prepared a landscape and visual appraisal to support a full planning application for the conversion of a cluster of traditional and modern barns on the Carrington Estate outside Flackwell Heath.  Permission has just been granted by Buckinghamshire Council (formerly Wycombe District Council) to create two dwelling houses, two B1 class offices and a flexible …