Author: Stephenson Halliday

On 19th March 2019 Cumbria County Council unanimously approved the planning application by West Cumbria Mining (WCM) for Woodhouse Colliery just south of Whitehaven. The Colliery project will develop a new underground mine to extract metallurgical coal for use in steel making. Within 5 years of the completion of construction, the mine will achieve a […]

‘Donegal Dazzler’ approved…not our choice of words, but great to see the important Meenbog wind farm approved in Ireland. Really positive to see the appeal decision concur with our landscape assessment, particularly on the sensitive and protected view towards the Barnsemore Gap, and residential visual amenity. After careful consideration the Board concluded: ‘The proposed development […]

Over 400 individuals raise an impressive £2.8m in just two weeks to refinance the Mean Moor community wind farm in Cumbria. It’s thought to be the first wind farm in the country to be transferred to community ownership from a commercial developer.  Stephenson Halliday provided landscape and visual advice in securing planning consent.   https://www.thriverenewables.co.uk/latest-news/press-releases/first-uk-wind-farm-transfers-from-commercial-to-community-ownership

On behalf of our client Cumbria Waste Management, we obtained not one, but two planning permissions for their facilities at the Hespin Wood Waste Management Park. The first of these permission provides an addition 250,000 cubic metres of airspace at their landfill site together with a 19 year extension to the approved period of operations.  […]

The Birkhams Quarry Section 73 Planning Application, which was granted permission in April 2015  was co-ordinated and prepared on behalf of Marshalls Stancliffe Stones by Stephenson Halliday.  It incorporated the introduction of regular liaison and collaboration with Cumbria Geo-Conservation, The National Trust and Cumbria County Council, which has been coordinated by Stephenson Halliday.  The Wainwrights […]

So far in 2017 Stephenson Halliday has welcomed three new members of staff to our Glasgow office. Graham Cann is our new Principal Planner, Susan Bell is our Senior Environmental Planner and Joanna Scott as our 3D Visualiser. Head over to our team section of our website to read more on our new starters and […]

Stephenson Halliday is delighted with the approval of the Kirk Hill Wind Farm appeal last week. We first became involved in the project in 2014, providing landscape and planning services to our client Coriolis Energy. These included LVIA and EIA coordination of this eight turbine scheme in South Ayrshire. Following submission of the original planning application […]

We have been working with our client at Tenement Tarn for a number of years now. The latest proposal for 3 camping pods was refused by South Lakeland District Council last year. Our subsequent appeal has been successful with the Inspector aligning with our view that the proposal would not appear prominent or incongruous within […]

We’re delighted to see Cumbria County Council unanimously approved the Campus Whitehaven new school application. Stephenson Halliday have been working with Wates Construction Ltd and Iteriad to deliver the joint school campus that will accommodate St Benedict’s Catholic High School and Mayfield School. The proposal included new access points, car parking and new sports facilities […]