The site at Morn Hill is directly adjacent to Winchester’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and any development was contrary to the Local Plan as a key site in the setting of Winchester. Additionally the site contained a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC) and habitat for 2 protected species. A previous planning application for a hotel and mixed-use development had been refused.
Plincke Landscape provided environmental and landscape design proposals to support a planning application on behalf of NTL for the hotel development and 17 telecommunication dishes up to 15M in diameter. The brief required a robust visual impact assessment and preparation of photomontages.