Pinnigers used to be a dairy farm and the landscape and buildings reflect this. The farm has not been looked after for many years and currently has a wonderful forgotten quality. The farmyard character is still very much intact but with nature slowly beginning to colonise and reclaim.
We were asked by Rural Solutions to produce a landscape strategy that would preserve the special character of the place whilst allowing the buildings to be converted into six residential dwellings.
Our approach was to work within the existing structure of the farmyard, taking inspiration from nature and it’s slow re-colonisation of the site. To this end our scheme employs frayed planting and low hedges to informally define the private spaces whilst creating a meadow in the entrance field and reinstating a historic orchard within it.
Full planning 2018