LRM Planning have secured full planning permission for an outdoor learning facility at Saltram Estate on behalf of the National Trust.
Following the submission of the planning application in March, Plymouth City Council granted planning permission on the 27th April 2022 for the first stage of the Future Saltram Masterplan as set out in the adopted Joint Local Plan.
The National Trust have owned the Saltram Estate since 1957, when it was transferred to the Trust from the Parker Family. The Site is open to the public and National Trust Members for recreational purposes all year round.
This scheme will create an educational facility within the existing orchard at one of the most popular National Trust parks in the UK. The building is a fully accessible development, providing opportunities to hold events and classes through outdoor education.
The proposals include renewable energy provision, biodiversity net gain and green roofs to provide a unique scheme which will lead the way to Saltram Estate becoming more sustainable and energy efficient.
The two structures are to be accessible in accordance with Disability Discrimination Act requirements, with suitable pathways and transport arrangements for disabled visitors.
This new facility will aid in dispersing visitors to under utilised areas of park enhancing the visitor experience.
The combined design contributions of Urban Wilderness and Evans Vettori enabled this scheme to set a new benchmark for educational facilities around Plymouth.
LRM are looking forward to continuing to work on the Future Saltram Masterplan.