Estate Layout Plan, Cloybank Estate

Estate plan for Cloybank
                Proposed masterplan for Cloybank Estate, Banknock

Munro Associates were involved from the inception of this project and helped foster and realise the client's vision for a 21st Century country estate. The masterplan created by Munro Associates for Cloybank Estate sought not only to create suitable spaces for outdoor sporting activities but also to provide an environment where local species could thrive and bio-diversity could be increased. The design expands on the idea of a 21st century sporting and leisure estate and builds up a much clearer picture of how the land can be used to create a viable business in the country.

The formation of two conjoined lochans was proposed, both as an area for fishing but also to create the right type of environment for dragon flies, butterflies and other insect species which would in turn encourage fish and bird life. Adjacent to the lochans is an area of wetland and the whole estate has been planted with indigenous species of tree's in combination with a fruit orchard and fruit and vegetable crops grown in the open air and under poly tunnels. Elsewhere moorlands and areas seeded with wild flowers complete the wide
range of habitats planned for the new estate.

The project gained Planning Permission on the 4th July 2007 and work is ongoing to complete the estate over a phased longer term period in keeping with the current economic times. Several areas of the estate are now open to the public including the fishing lochan and
short game golf area and the estate has taken on a greater role in the local community involving training schemes for local teenagers and visits from local primary children to educate them on all things ecological.