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50 MW Solar Park Approved

50 MW Solar Park Approved

Excellent news that Rag Lane solar has gained planning approval. The Landmark Practice provided both landscape and ecology services for this circa 50 MW ground mounted solar PV renewable energy generating scheme, located to the west of Wickwar, just north of Bristol....

Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment : Winter Views

Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment : Winter Views

Did you know that it’s currently the perfect time of year for our Landscape Architects to be getting out on site to undertake Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA)?  With trees without their leaves, visibility is at its peak which allows us to best assess the...

Teign Estuary Trail, Devon

Teign Estuary Trail, Devon

We are delighted to announce that the Teign Estuary Trail in Devon has received national recognition at the Landscape Institute awards 2021, winning the Excellence in Sustainable Infrastructure award.The Teign Estuary Trail seeks to complete the missing link in the...

2021: Another Award Winning Year!

2021: Another Award Winning Year!

We are thrilled to announce that our landscape architecture work at Lower Mill Estate is a category winner at the 2021 UK Property Awards. The Landmark Practice and Habitat First Group have been recognised as a category winner at the 28th UK Property Awards (Landscape...

IEMA IA Outlook Article

IEMA IA Outlook Article

It is fantastic to have published an article in this months’ Volume 11 of the IEMA IA Outlook Journal about Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA).  Our article covers the ins and outs of LVIA at night.  Night-time LVIAs are increasingly being prepared in...

Biodiversity Net Gain: Launch of Biodiversity Metric 3.0

Biodiversity Net Gain: Launch of Biodiversity Metric 3.0

Defra and Natural England have now officially launched version 3.0 of the Biodiversity Metric (Defra Metric 3.0).  The latest iteration of the metric has been adapted to respond to feedback and is intended to be more efficient and to help ensure consistency between...

Landmark Presents: Mina Road Park Play Area

Landmark Presents: Mina Road Park Play Area

Landmark has been working closely with Bristol City Council (BCC) Parks Services, Friends of Mina Road Park Playground and the St Werburgh’s Community Centre for a little over 6 months now.  We are very excited to see the Mina Road Park play area project gathering...

Invasive Species Series: Signal Crayfish

Invasive Species Series: Signal Crayfish

Carrying on our invasive species series, we turn this month to the aquatic environment, and the signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus). The species is listed on Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended), meaning it is an offence to release...

Planning Approval in Green Belt

Planning Approval in Green Belt

We are delighted to announce that planning approval has been secured for the conversion of redundant agricultural sheds into a pair of high-quality new homes within the Green Belt in Surrey. Working closely with the design team, we delivered the Landscape and Visual...

Seabank Community Turbine is Highly Commended!

Seabank Community Turbine is Highly Commended!

The Seabank Community Wind Scheme was a finalist in the Community Led Placemaking Award in the Planning Awards 2021. 

Whilst we firmly believe that this scheme should be a winner (we may be a little biassed), we are pleased to see that it received a High Commendation in this award category.  So congratulations to Ambition Lawrence Weston/Ambition Community Energy and Womble Bond Dickinson.

Invasive Species Series: Oak Processionary Moth

Invasive Species Series: Oak Processionary Moth

For the next blog in our invasive species series we are moving from flora to fauna – the oak processionary moth (Thaumetopoea processionea).

While there is no current legislation concerning this species, the GB Non-Native Species Secretariat nonetheless name it as an Alert species, and requests that any sightings are reported.

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