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A Warm Welcome to Elliot Veale!

A Warm Welcome to Elliot Veale!

We are thrilled to announce that we have a new team member in our Landscape Team.   And who better to introduce him than the man himself; a few words from Elliot below .... "I am excited to be joining a smaller and more environmentally focused practice where I can...

Oakfield achieves BwN Award!

Oakfield achieves BwN Award!

We are thrilled to announce that the Oakfield residential development in Swindon has just achieved Building with Nature ‘Design’ award accreditation. The Oakfield project is Nationwide’s first residential development, with a focus on a community led design approach....

Invasive Species Series: Giant Hogweed

Invasive Species Series: Giant Hogweed

The second in our invasive species series, we turn this month to Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum). Listed on Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Ace 1981 (as amended), it is an offence to plant or cause to grow, or to allow this species to spread to the...

Landmark achieves SafeContractor Certification

Landmark achieves SafeContractor Certification

We are extremely pleased to have today achieved accreditation under the highly respected SafeContractor SSIP scheme.   As a Practice we are highly committed to the health and safety of our staff, our clients and their employees. Certification under the SafeContractor...

Wedmore planning consent

Wedmore planning consent

We’re pleased to announce that last week Sedgemoor District Council’s planning committee unanimously resolved to grant planning permission for residential development on the edge of Wedmore village.  This fantastic scheme will deliver 38 new homes and is an extension...

Why Trees? Tree Planting in the UK

Why Trees? Tree Planting in the UK

As a landscape and ecology consultancy we are big fans of trees Trees are great for biodiversity, Ancient woodland in particular supports more species than any other land-based habitat in the UK. They are great for structure in landscape planting schemes, they can...

Invasive Species Series: Japanese Knotweed

Invasive Species Series: Japanese Knotweed

In the UK it has been estimated there are nearly 2,000 established non-native species, 10-15% of which cause significant adverse effects. Whether these effects are environmental, economic or social they all come with a price tag and it is estimated £1.7 billion is...

Contracts for Difference:  Onshore Wind And Solar Development

Contracts for Difference:  Onshore Wind And Solar Development

On 24th November 2020, the UK Government published its response to its consultation on proposed changes to the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme ahead of a competitive auction (the fourth allocation round (AR4)), which is scheduled to be held towards the end of...

Community Renewables: Onshore Wind

Community Renewables: Onshore Wind

Earlier this summer Ambition Lawrence Weston (ALW) a resident-led charity and company received planning approval for a new community wind turbine at Severn Road, Bristol via their development company Ambition Community Energy C.I.C (ACE) led by project team David...

Planning approval for Nether Stowey and Topsham

Planning approval for Nether Stowey and Topsham

We’re delighted to announce that two schemes we’ve been involved with on behalf of our client Strongvox Homes have recently been given Planning Approval.  This will see the delivery of 109 new homes at Cricketer Farm, Nether Stowey in Sedgemoor; and 27 new homes at...

Bats and lighting design

Bats and lighting design

From household extensions to greenfield residential development, where there is habitat suitable for bats there is a growing acknowledgement within planning authorities of the need to ensure that important areas for bats are protected from light pollution. Bats and...

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