Finsbury Estate

A large residential development for 800 dwellings near Ashford, Kent in a low lying area with potential flood and drainage issues. Using Kent County Council’s Drainage and Planning Policy Statement guidance the development incorporates an extensive SUDS scheme including a large attenuation basin, four new ponds and an ephemeral wetland.

Specific responsibilities: • Development of masterplan • Creation of all technical drawings and specification for tender • Managing tender selection procedure • Drawing up capitol works and maintenance contracts • Issuing of certificates of payment and completion, invoicing client • Chairing progress meetings with developers, contractors and client • Managing project budget, reporting on financial risk

Attenuation Pond

The attenuation pond collects runoff from the hard surfaces of the residential estate. It is rarely full and specialised planting reflects the various wetness levels of the pond.


Ecology was an important consideration and a full Phase I habitat survey along with ecological mitigation was required. Here is a specifically designed Reptifugia, a place for reptiles to warm up in the sun whilst offering a protective habitat.

Attenuation Pond / Meadow Planting

This attenuation pond catches runoff from the elevated principal road. It is surrounded by meadow planting that dominates the verges of the principal access road

Wildflower Meadow

Here is the wildflower meadow close up, year two, showing the strong growth and establishmnet


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