LandShape Design is a landscape architecture and urban design company in Romsey, Hampshire. The company is led by Helen Palmer CMLI, a chartered landscape architect with 25 years of experience in landscape planning, design, LVIA, heritage projects and community works, plus all aspects of contract management. Helen is an expert advisor for the Heritage Lottery Fund for heritage park restoration.

We can advise on designing and landscaping public parks and urban areas

We can give you planning advice and design for all types of gardens, including landscape plans for planning applications, tree surveys, planting plans for trees, shrubs, borders and hedges. We create designs for formal or informal layouts for both hard and soft landscapes, and take pride in our individual approach to each commission and client and our high quality design solutions based on environmental, sustainable and social principles.

We can provide a Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment for a planning application

We can help with all aspects of landscape and urban design, including masterplanning for domestic or commercial projects, conversion of buildings or change of use. We provide Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments for planning authorities and can offer considerable experience in Environmental Impact Assessments including as an expert witness at planning appeals.

We can offer advice about heritage or ecologically sensitive landscapes

We have considerable experience in the restoration of heritage and historical landscapes and have made successful multi-million pound applications to the Heritage Lottery Fund to carry out restoration of many of Britain's heritage parks. We have expertise in undertaking historical research using old maps and documents to evaluate a landscape's historical significance.

We are experts at community design and local landscaping

We work with communities on projects whose success is founded on the involvement of local people, giving a sense of ownership and belonging. We can investigate and prepare grant applications aimed at funding organisations, and consult with the community on design options via leaflets, open events and information sessions with children and residents. We work together with local people to carry out work on the ground, such as planting hedges, clearing vegetation and maintenance of facilities once complete.