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Planning Approval for New Homes

We are pleased to hear that Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council Planning Committee have voted to approve an application by Taylor Wimpey plc for 157 new homes at Wentworth Way, Dinnington. We worked alongside planning consultants DLP Planning Ltd and JRP Architects to develop the scheme. We prepared a Landscape Masterplan and undertook a Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment to understand the effects of the development on the landscape and visual resource. The Zone of Theoretical Visibility (ZTV) and a number of viewpoints were assessed.

Landscape Masterplan

Environment Bill: Biodiversity Metric ‘Net Gain’

The draft bill includes a new mandatory condition on planning permission requiring the delivery of a 10% biodiversity gain to be applied to every planning permission issued for the development of land in England.

Weddles are experienced in use of the the DEFRA Biodiversity Metric 2.0, and can advise on a joined up approach on how to achieve the 10% biodiversity gain for a proposed development.

Year Out Job Opportunity

We are seeking a motivated, creative and enthusiastic Landscape Architectural Graduate for a ‘Year Out’ placement. We would also consider applications for a Landscape Assistant following a postgraduate course and looking to progress their landscape career.

Our office is based in Sheffield and we provide excellent training and experience across a wide variety of landscape project types throughout the country.

The successful candidate will have good working knowledge of Autocad and Adobe Suite and have strong graphic and presentation skills. Experience of Lumion and Revit would be an advantage although training will be given.

To apply please send a covering letter with a pdf of your CV and portfolio (max 10MB) to mail@weddles.co.uk. Applications by 11th October 2019. Earlier applications encouraged as we aim to appoint sooner.

The Pearl Centre, the latest Grade II Registered Park and Garden

The Pearl Centre, Peterborough has become our first Grade II Registered Park and Garden in March 2019. Link to the listing on Historic England.

Constructed between 1989 and 1992. The listing states ‘Design Interest’ as a key criteria for listing stating: Read more →

‘World Class’ Water Sports Centre receives approval

Weddles supported the planning application for a “world class” water sports park to be built in Long Eaton in the site of a former gravel pit south of the Attenborough Nature Centre. The proposal was granted permission by the Erewash Borough Council planning committee in January 2019, and is expected to be in operation by Summer 2019. Read more →

Planning Approval for Restoration of Firbeck Hall

Weddles supported the application for restoration of the historic Firbeck Hall, Rotherham. Weddles provided Landscape Design, Ecology and Tree Survey services to the project. Read more →

Planning Approval for New Dwelling in Whiston Conservation Area

We helped secure planning approval for a new dwelling in Whiston Conservation Area, Rotherham.  We supported Chris Carr Architects on the projects arboricultural and landscape design challenges. The site was a previously undeveloped parcel of land which contained a number of TPO trees Read more →

White Rose View, Leeds

Work has started on Unite Student’s White Rose View in Leeds.  We’ve been working with RG Group and RIO Architects to develop the scheme since planning and work on site is now well underway! Read more →

Decoy Bank North, Doncaster

Planning has been approved for the erection of four Class B2 general industrial units at Decoy Bank North in Doncaster.

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Landscape Institute Volunteer of The Year Award 2018

Mike Browell, Principal of Weddle Landscape Design, has received the Landscape Institute Volunteer of the Year Award at a ceremony in London on 22 November 2018. Read more →