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Stephenson Halliday are in the process of preparing an EIA for proposals to extend and progressively restore Kirkby Slate Quarry on the edge of the Lake District National Park for Burlington Slate. Our planning and landscape teams have been working closely with our client to develop the working scheme and phasing plans for the proposal.  […]

From time to time things just don’t go right and our clients can find themselves facing enforcement action. Tamar (Selby) in purchasing Parkhead quarry also acquired the responsibility to ensure completion of the quarry. The approved restoration scheme was principally to agriculture and required significant re-profiling of the site. Tamar sought our advice how to […]

Stephenson Halliday was approached to provide planning advice for a potential wind turbine development on the edge of the Lake District National Park. We undertook a feasibility study which considered the potential effects of the proposal with a focus on landscape and visual impacts.  We used wireframe diagrams which considered different turbine heights and locations […]

From time to time our clients need strategic advice on how to take forward their proposals. Rainford Environmental approached us following an initial refusal of their application for an ATAD plant on a former ammunitions depot in the green belt. The purpose of their approach was to look at pursuing an appeal. Our suggestion was […]

Stephenson Halliday took the Bankdale wind turbine project from initial concept through to planning approval.  This involved the following stages: Site search and constraints mapping to identify the site and establish the layout of the proposal; Screening and pre-application discussions with the local planning authority; Preparation of a landscape and visual impact assessment; Identification, commissioning […]