Jordanhill is a former informal, picturesque estate landscape of parkland and woodland, where the historical legacy of the former estate landscape pattern and character is still clearly evident today.  The site contains extensive belts of mature trees around the perimeter of the site, covered by Tree Protection Orders, with some areas comprising a Site of Special Landscape Importance (SSLI) relating to areas of Ancient Woodland, all of which enhance the setting of the existing historic buildings on the site and frame views to the surrounding landscape.  As such, the site has considerable sensitivities to the introduction of new residential development, yet possesses considerable potential to create an attractive and distinctive place to live.

A landscape strategy was developed which defined an overall vision for the development as ‘Living in a Park’.   This concept comprised the following components: