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Approval for new dwelling in the Peak District National Park

Great news at the end of last week! The Peak District Planning Committee approved our application for a new build dwelling at the site of the former Chestnut Centre animal park near Chapel-en-le-Frith.

Working alongside Peak Architects and Spring Planning we helped to demonstrate that the proposals would have a beneficial landscape and visual impact. 

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. #LVIA

We also prepared a full tree survey #arboriculture and a landscape scheme #landscapearchitecture providing a joined up approach.

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Year Out / Graduate Landscape Architect Job Opportunity

We have an immediate vacancy for a motivated, creative and enthusiastic Year Out / Landscape Architect Graduate who is looking to progress their landscape career.

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

The practice is long standing and provides multi-disciplinary consultancy services including ecology, landscape and arboriculture.

We have a wide variety of projects at nationwide locations and our focus is to provide a joined up service incorporating ecology, landscape and arboriculture, from project inception, through planning and delivery on site.

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 e-mail mail@weddles.co.uk sending a CV and portfolio.

Applications by 18th September 2020. Earlier applications encouraged.

No third parties or agencies.

Senior Ecologist Job Opportunity

We have an opportunity for a Senior Ecologist/Consultant Ecologist to join our small friendly team in Sheffield. The practice is long standing and provides multi-disciplinary consultancy services including ecology, landscape and arboriculture.

The opportunity would be especially exciting for an enthusiastic and ambitious candidate as you would take a lead role on our existing ecology work, as well as the future growth of the ecology sector within the practice.

We have a wide variety of projects at nationwide locations and our focus is to provide a joined up service incorporating ecology, landscape and arboriculture, from project inception, through planning and delivery on site.

We are seeking an individual with strong technical knowledge and practical experience of delivering surveys, assessments and mitigation.

You would lead the ecological aspects of numerous projects within the office and your duties would include:

• Preparation of fee quotes and tenders

• Scoping surveys, Phase 1, Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, EcIA’s

• Maintaining and developing client relationships

• Leading protected species surveys and mitigation plans

Applicants should have the following experience/qualifications:

• Over five years of professional consultancy experience

• Protected species survey Licence(s) e.g. Bat or GCN would be advantageous

• Full membership of CIEEM

• Full driving licence

We are looking for a confident and enthusiastic individual with exceptional communication skills, the ability to fit into our friendly and hardworking team, and the ambition to drive the ecology department forwards within the practice.

We would also consider applications for a flexible part time position or Consultant Ecologist – please get in touch.

To apply please e-mail mail@weddles.co.uk sending a CV and covering letter.

Applications by 18th September 2020. Earlier applications encouraged.

No third parties or agencies.

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 →