Kentwood Meadows SANG

Allen Pyke have assisted Crest Nicholson with the planning, design and delivery of the Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) known as Kentwood Meadows at Kentwood Farm, Wokingham. Alongside the ecologist and engineer we took initial outline proposals through to clear reserved matters and planning conditions. The design evolved to include new wildlife ponds which were needed for the translocation of Great Crested Newts on the housing site.

We continually liaised with the Local Authority, ecologist and site team to ensure that the Natural England requirements were met, whilst responding to the client’s sales and public realm objectives.

New planting continues to establish on site in accordance with the varying weather and ground water conditions since 2013. The site was opened to the public in late 2014 and is being actively used by new residents as an alternative dog walking location, in line with the SANG objectives.