Newton Leys

Allen Pyke have been lead landscape consultants for this major development in Bletchley near Milton Keynes for over 10 years. Our role ranges from preparation of proposals for planning to overseeing implementation on site and assisting with adoption handover to the Local Authority. This complex scheme on the site of a former brickworks, comprises seven residential phases, three employment areas, a school and over 50 ha of open space.

The infrastructure landscape strategy provides a wide range of landscape types and incorporates an existing lake, stream, woodland and acidic grassland habitats alongside new areas of open space, including sport pitches, four equipped play areas, allotments and informal greenspace which are designed to accommodate SuDS basins and increase biodiversity. Allen Pyke worked closely with the project ecologist to develop a strategy for wildlife across the site, including features for the protected colony of Great Crested Newts.