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.

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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 →

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 →

DRAX Ash Mound Research

We are have recently expanded on our award winning restoration work on the DRAX power station ash mounds. Weddles has been working at DRAX and other power station for over 40 years, which has enabled us to become national experts on industrial restoration with specialism on land and particle stabilisation.  We have developed best practices in horticultural and arboricultural on difficult industrialist reclamation.

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Climbers Club

As a office full of climbers, we were delighted to be approached to put forward a proposal to improve the Bosigran Climbers hut in Penzance.  We produced a robust design that sat well into the stunning landscape above Bosigran Crag. It complements the beautiful granite  Count House building. This is the only climbing hut in Cornwall, but its situation is perfect for climbing on the North Coast. Read more →