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Future National Planning Policy

Future National Planning Policy

Proposed revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework There’s been a lot of domestic ‘news’ in the past couple of months.  The Salisbury poisoning, late winter freeze and subsequent heatwave, the gender pay gap, Facebook data management, the Windrush...

2017 EIA Regulations: Where We Stand in 2018

2017 EIA Regulations: Where We Stand in 2018

There was much discussion about the EIA Regulations last year.  Amendments to the European Directive, intended to ‘simplify and harmonise’ procedures were discussed and debated and finally drawn down, for England, into the 2017 EIA Regulations (The Town and...

Plastic and the Environment: Taking Action

Plastic and the Environment: Taking Action

In January Theresa May pledged to eradicate all avoidable plastic waste in the UK by 2042. The commitment was part of the government's 25-year plan to improve the natural environment. A week later came the European Commission announcement of targets to cut plastic...

Catching Critical Deadlines

Catching Critical Deadlines

As the Easter break and end of the financial year all but coincide this year, many businesses are focussed on spending residual funds before the year end, on financial planning for the coming year, and on programming projects for consenting or delivery over the next...

Benefits of Bird and Bat Boxes

Benefits of Bird and Bat Boxes

When we are asked to design ecological mitigation schemes for developments we often suggest the incorporation of bird and bat boxes into the design. If we know birds and bats use the site, it can be a low cost solution to replace roost and nest sites that may be lost...

Welcome to Lucy Foley

Welcome to Lucy Foley

Landmark is delighted to announce the addition of Lucy Foley to our Landscape team. Lucy joined us in December 2017, just in time for our office Christmas party, bringing nearly a decade of professional experience gained across the UK and in Canada. Lucy is a...

A Round Up for 2017 – Silverlake, Kingsworthy and Alveston

A Round Up for 2017 – Silverlake, Kingsworthy and Alveston

It’s the time of year when we tend to look back over the past 12 months, consider how it’s been and then, holding on to our hats, prepare to plunge into a New Year.  The need to hold on to hats this December seems particularly important, not least having just...

Landmark and Battery Storage

Landmark and Battery Storage

We are in the midst of a massive shift in our energy system, driven by technological innovation and the imperative to tackle climate change. Just a few years ago electricity was generated by 50 large power stations. Today we are approaching 1 million distributed...

Exceptional Bees at Avonmouth Wind Farm

Exceptional Bees at Avonmouth Wind Farm

The Landmark Practice helped to show visitors the many environmental benefits of a well sited wind farm at the annual open day of local sustainable energy company, Thrive Renewables, held this year at Avonmouth wind farm. Over 300 visitors and families gathered on a...

High rise peregrine mitigation at Rampisham Down

High rise peregrine mitigation at Rampisham Down

The Landmark Practice has been working with British Renewables at its Rampisham Down site for several years.  The 190-acre site, which includes the former BBC radio transmission station which transmitted the World Service to Europe until six years ago, was...

Air Pollution – Hedgerows Can Help

Air Pollution – Hedgerows Can Help

  A sobering new report from the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health cites pollution as the largest environmental cause of disease and premature deaths, responsible for 16% of all deaths worldwide and in Britain, for 50,000 deaths a year. Air pollution...

Green Brexit

Green Brexit

Amid the ongoing controversy raging between Whitehall and Brussels over the EU-UK divorce settlement (Brexit), the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill has been wending its bumpy way through Government since July. The overarching intent of the Bill is simple, set out in...

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