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Homeowners Guide to Bat Surveys

Homeowners Guide to Bat Surveys

Bat surveys to validate planning applications We often take calls at The Landmark Practice from homeowners who have been told by their local planning authority that a bat survey must be submitted as part of a planning application, such as for a small-scale development...

Belated Introductions – Steph Attwood and Ed Lim

Belated Introductions – Steph Attwood and Ed Lim

It was a very busy summer for The Landmark Practice ecology team last year. We had the opportunity to work on a fantastic range of projects including residential development, solar PV, household recycling centres, manufacturing plant and golf courses.  Our field...

Ecology Planning Conditions: Check Your Pre-commencement Conditions

Ecology Planning Conditions: Check Your Pre-commencement Conditions

The Landmark Practice is often asked to advise on actions required to discharge pre-commencement planning conditions. As, by their very nature, such conditions delay commencement of works on-site, it is often a matter of some urgency to undertake the tasks and prepare...

Time to Capture Winter Views for LVIA

Time to Capture Winter Views for LVIA

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 Assessments (LVIA). With trees losing their leaves, visibility is at its peak which allows us to best assess the visual...

Avonmouth Wind Turbines Open Day

Avonmouth Wind Turbines Open Day

We are very much looking forward to attending the upcoming Avonmouth Wind Turbines Open Day with Thrive Renewables, as part of Bristol Open Doors.   If you live in the Bristol area or are a regular user of the M5 motorway you may well be familiar with the...

The Landmark Practice Welcomes Jamie Hole as Landscape Architect

The Landmark Practice Welcomes Jamie Hole as Landscape Architect

The Landmark Practice are delighted to welcome back Jamie Hole to our Landscape team. Jamie first joined us back in 2014-2015 for his year out placement as part of his undergraduate studies at the University of Sheffield. Since then he has gone on to gain experience...

Does My Bum Look Big in This? – Scoping and Pricing Work

Does My Bum Look Big in This? – Scoping and Pricing Work

A question dreaded by partners everywhere as, let’s be frank, there is no ‘right answer’.  If you are candid and say yes then you will suffer the consequences.  If you say no, and it happens that it does, then you have failed to do the right thing for...

Planning for a Smart Energy Future

Planning for a Smart Energy Future

The Landmark Practice, as part of a team with Regen, Pell Frischmann and the University of the West of England, was commissioned earlier this year by The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) SW to undertake research on planning for a smart energy future. The purpose...

A week as a Landmark Practice ecologist …

A week as a Landmark Practice ecologist …

We were lucky enough to accommodate a superb student for work experience placement this summer, enthusiastic and very happy to get stuck in, this is what she thought of her week with us here at The Landmark Practice… “I applied for work experience at The Landmark...

NPPF 2018 – more of the same or catalyst for change?

NPPF 2018 – more of the same or catalyst for change?

The much anticipated revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) finally emerged into the light of day on 24 July 2018, on the very last day of Parliamentary business in Westminster. Associated planning practice guidance was published on the same day, although...

Dell Park Community Scheme, Chepstow

Dell Park Community Scheme, Chepstow

The Friends of Dell Park in Chepstow is leading community effort to restore and expand recreation facilities at Dell Park in Chepstow.  The Landmark Practice’s Andy Spargo has been working with the group since early 2017 on this rewarding and exciting project....

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