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New Homes in Sheffield Green Belt

Sheffield City Council have approved an application to build 88 new of homes in Sheffield’s Green Belt. The site is the currently derelict former Dyson Refractories ceramics factory on Stopes Road, Stannington
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Winter Ecological Surveys

With September gone the 2015 Bat Activity Survey period has come to a close but don’t forget that we can still undertake Preliminary Bat Roost Assessments and Phase 1 Habitat Surveys at any time of the year.

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Landscape Assistant Job

Due to our continuing workload we have an immediate vacancy for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Landscape Assistant. Our office is long established and based in Sheffield. We provide excellent all-round office experience, and a very wide variety of project types. Read more →

Weddles Turns 58

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Subterranean Eco House

Weddles have been working closely with Coda Planning in Bolsterstone, at the edge of the Peak District on a single-storey four-bedroom property eco-friendly house built into the hillside. Weddles initially undertook Tree , Ecology and Visual Impact Assessments to determine development constraints. We then produced a integrated landscape scheme which ensures the eco-friendly house blends seamlessly into this sensitive environment, whilst boosting biodiversity of the area.

See the full article at BDAILY Online

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Newly Chartered CMLI

Chris Braine has recently passed his professional Landscape Architecture exams, and now becomes the fourth Chartered Landscape Architect at Weddles.

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Nanjing Buddhist Mountain

Mike and Lu have just returned from a very successful two week visit to China, in which they presented material for a number of new projects, and checking in on current Weddles projects around Shanghai. A visit to the almost-complete Weddles-designed Nanjing Mountain was a highlight. This mammoth £400 million project is due for completion near the end of 2015. The Pagoda central to the scheme is to become the new home to Buddha’s parietal-bone relic – a artifact of unparalleled religious significance to Buddhism . Weddles were given the high honor of visiting the relic in its current location, at Qixia Temple in Nanjing. Read more →

2015 Bat Survey Season

The survey season for the dawn and dusk bat surveys has now begun in Sheffield and South Yorkshire. The survey period is likely to conclude in September. If you are submitting a planning application and bats, evidence of bat activity or habitat value is present at your site, you have a 5 month window in which to have this survey carried out. Survey season is busy, so please get in touch asap if you would like us to quote for this survey.

Recent Work April 2015

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New BS8596 for Bat Surveying

The new British Standard BS8596 will cover the surveying of trees and woodland for bats and is expected to come into effect this year. This is Specific to woodlands only. It will provide guidance to all land-based industries to standardise how trees and woodlands should be surveyed for bats and their roosts, and how bat habitats should be assessed (when this is appropriate), prior to tree work being undertaken. Read more →