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Stephenson Halliday prepared and submitted a planning application for a solar array on land at Silloth Docks as part of our client’s commitment to reduce their carbon footprint across their business. Working to a challenging programme for submission, we prepared all planning documentation for the application. This included undertaking a landscape and visual appraisal of […]

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 […]

Stephenson Halliday undertook a constraints mapping and site search exercise on behalf of our client to identify areas suitable to accommodate wind turbine development.  High level constraints such as landscape and ecological designations, roads and public rights of way and areas safeguarded for aviation activity were combined with wind speed data to eliminate unsuitable locations […]

Stephenson Halliday undertook the planning work and collated the Environmental Statement for Phase 1 of the Withernwick Wind Farm which comprised 9no. 110m turbines.  We later provided expert planning witness services to our client at the public inquiry which saw the scheme approved.  The key issues examined at the inquiry were the landscape and visual […]

Thomas Armstrong have been extracting sand from a ridge of fluvio glacial sand near Westnewton for over 50 years. A processing bagging plant at New Cowper had been supplied from a number of satellite quarries. As the supply from the last of these was close to exhaustion, Stephenson Halliday were engaged to prepare a scheme […]

Our client required planning permission for a scheme to alleviate underground sewer flooding affecting a number of residential properties.  The works comprises both underground and surface development including the provision of a gravity storage tank and associated weir chambers, three new access points to the site, removal and replacement of trees and ground re-profiling and […]

Stephenson Halliday was engaged by British Nuclear Group to assist with their planning application for higher stacking of containers at their Low Level radioactive Waste (LLW) repository at Drigg. The planning application was initially submitted by British Nuclear Fuels plc. It sought permission for the disposal of further half height ISO containers to be accommodated within […]

Over the last decade Stephenson Halliday has worked with Cumbria Waste Management to help develop the facilities required for managing wastes more sustainably. The transfer and recycling facility at Distington allows local collections to be bulked for more efficient delivery to the MBT plants in the north and south of the County. Stephenson Halliday prepared […]