New Era Square Underway

We’re excited to see that the New Era Square project has started onsite – the excavators are out clearing the old slabs and foundations. This site has been derelict for many years so we’re pleased to see things progressing. We’re working with New Era Developments, Hadfield Cawkwell Davidson Architects and Bowmer & Kirkland Contractor. 

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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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 →