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Maw Green

ONE Creative environments (ONE) was employed by Richborough Estates, who specialise in identifying development opportunities for residential and commercial use, to develop a masterplan and landscape design strategy to support an outline planning application for a residential development in Maw Green on the north-eastern edge of Crewe.




Richborough Estates


Masterplanning, Landscape Architecture,

Project Overview

The Maw Green site is included in Cheshire East Council’s Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA), situated in a highly sustainable location on the north-eastern edge of Crewe.

  • ONE’s landscape-led masterplanners have an enviable talent for unlocking the full potential of a site. They support us on many of our schemes providing intelligent design, technical rigour, quality and commitment, which ensures the smoothest possible ride through the planning and consultation process.

    Paul Campbell, Director / Richborough Estates
Maw Green

Project Benefits

  • Proactivity and experience reduced client costs and streamlined the design process –

    The team’s ability to offer upfront advice ensured the client was advised of any potential issues to enable solutions to be incorporated early in the project. This ensured a site specific response that ran to schedule and budget.

  • Public consultation support was invaluable in achieving community buy-in –

    ONE’s landscape team used their engagement skills, as well as their communications team’s experience, to offer Richborough Estates a complete consultation service. This included the production of presentation boards and attendance at public consultation events. This collaborative approach led to only nine objections from the local community, compared to over 1,500 for an earlier application for a nearby residential development.

  • Specialist team knowledge ensured plans were approved –

    Some of the site was previously used for landfill. Working closely with geotechnical specialists, we provided a technical solution for establishing a large area of public open space, enhanced habitats, woodland planting and play provision. This gave planners the confidence the scheme could be delivered, whilst providing the community with much needed green space.