Careful planting for
character is enhanced by an emphasis of its original very rural placement -
whilst at the same time providing for the modern needs of access.
The likely numbers of
visiting public at any one time were calculated and the car park layout defined
to cater for this volume of traffic.
Large areas of tarmac
were not seen to be in keeping with the site and so it was decided to create a
central island of greenery in the car park area.
formulae were used to determine the layout of the parking spaces, the
recommended turning circles and the efficient use of space, commensurate with
adequate leeway for manoeuvring.
The central area thus
defined has been turned into a pleasant vista for those using the adjacent
tearooms and lessens the impact of the attraction on its immediate