Month: July 2016

On the eastern shores of Ullswater lies one the Lake District’s best kept secrets: The Beckside Cabins. In a beautifully secluded location at the waters edge, accessible only by foot (or ATV) yet luxuriously comfy, the cabins provide unique accommodation. Constructed in the 1930’s, the cabins are the sole survivors of a once much larger […]

On the 11th July Stephenson Halliday attended the formal unveiling of the implemented Birkhams Quarry interpretation boards.  Cumbria Geo-Conservation ( kindly organised the event and Mervyn Dodds, who first proposed the Birkhams Quarry site to be a Regionally Important Geological Site, was the honoured guest who made a speech and undertook the unveiling of the […]

Approval at Lydiate Lane Quarry Lancashire County Council planning committee has today voted to approve an extension in time to operations at Lydiate Lane Quarry, Leyland, for the next 15 years. The application, on behalf of J.A. Jackson, will allow for the continued working of one of the most important sand and gravel quarries in […]

A commitment to excellence Stephenson Halliday is delighted to have been awarded the EIA Quality Mark by IEMA; the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.  The voluntary scheme allows organisations that lead and co-ordinate statutory EIAs in the UK to make a commitment to excellence in their EIA activities and have this commitment independently reviewed. […]


We have been following the fate of renewables appeals for some time now via the excellent monthly digest of decisions provided by Squires Patton Boggs. For anyone involved in renewable energy the digests have, without exception,  made gloomy reading. What has of late been a catalogue of recovered decisions by the Secretary of State and subsequent […]

Stephenson Halliday has submitted a planning application for the construction and operation of an Energy Recovery Facility at Kingmoor Park Industrial Estate, including the formation of an access road from Kings Drive. The application is supported by a Planning Statement, Community Consultation Report and a full EIA which systematically assesses the likely environmental impacts of […]

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