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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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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

Check out what we have recently been up to on our spring recent work sheet: Read more →

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 →

Approval for New Era Square

Yesterday New Era Square was unanimously approved by Sheffield City Councillors.  Phase 1 is due to begin this summer, with a target to complete the entire scheme in three years. The site off St Mary’s Road and Bramall Lane will include a business incubator for start-up firms with exhibition hall. Phase 1 – which involves major Chinese investment – will include a 21-storey tower Read more →

Japanese Knotweed Surveys

Failing to control the spread of Japanese Knotweed could now result in an anti-social behaviour order, and a fine of up to £2500. We offer a range of invasive species surveys and mitigation reports to ensure as a developer you do not risk this fine. We regularly carry out basic ‘Invasive Species Surveys’ or a more comprehensive ‘Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey’. Read more →