Gibraltar Farm, Medway

Disciplines involved:

EDP were appointed by the Attwood family to assist in the preparation of a planning application for a residential development on the edge of Lordswood, just north of the M2. The site is located to the south of the Capstone Country Park, within the Capstone, Darland and Elm Court Area of Local Landscape Importance. This strategic gap designation was being challenged on the basis of a lack of a 5-year housing land supply within the district.


EDP’s masterplanning, landscape, heritage and ecology teams were involved in the project, but despite the environmentally-led masterplan and design exercise, which included extensive areas of woodland planting consistent with the wider Lordswood area, the scheme was refused at committee on landscape and visual grounds.


EDP were taken forward to act on behalf of the client at a Public Inquiry in 2016, and alongside Rupert Warren QC, were successful in challenging the grounds for planning refusal.



First Floor

The Bonded Warehouse

Atlantic Wharf

Cardiff CF10 4HF

02921 671900


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Barnsley Park Estate

Barnsley, Cirencester

Gloucestershire GL7 5EG

01285 740427


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Shropshire SY4 4AS

01939 211190

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