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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 to Wedmore Grange which is currently under construction. 

Key to the scheme has been the retention and enhancement of the existing orchard on the site.  This important landscape feature sits at the heart of the scheme and once restored, will provide an important community greenspace, a place for recreation and enhanced wildlife habitat.

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...

Landscape Institute Awards Finalists

Landscape Institute Awards Finalists

We are delighted to announce that The Landmark Practice together with our client, Habitat First Group, are finalists in the Landscape Institute’s Building with Nature Award 2020 that recognizes the design, delivery and management of great places for people and...

Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment : Winter Views

Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment : Winter Views

Winter’s on the way and it’s the perfect time for our Landscape Architects to be getting out on site to undertake Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA). With trees losing their leaves, visibility is at its peak which allows us to best assess the visual impacts...

Night time LVIA

Night time LVIA

Night time assessments are increasingly being prepared in support of planning applications for new development.  Whether introducing new development in what is otherwise a dark landscape, or proposing schemes that may increase light levels in already lit environments,...

SMAS Accreditation for The Landmark Practice

SMAS Accreditation for The Landmark Practice

We are pleased to announce that Landmark has gained SMAS Worksafe accreditation. This means that we have met the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) core criteria recognised by the HSE and other SSIP accreditation schemes. Meeting the SSIP Core Criteria...

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