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The planning application was submitted to South Ayrshire Council in June 2014 and revised in March 2016 to reduce the number of turbines from 7 to 5 and their height from 125m to 110m. Stephenson Halliday were instructed to project manage the production of the Environmental Statement Addendum which included a review of the addendum […]

Providing a rapid response to address unforeseen issues to secure timely planning approval for single residential dwelling Stephenson Halliday were delighted to have secured the grant of planning permission in principle for a single dwelling unit in Motherwell. This example highlights our ability to rapidly address issues and constraints that were not perceived by the […]

Stephenson Halliday were commissioned by Clearstone Energy to undertake a number of initial feasibility assessments to understand the constraints and opportunities presented by potential development sites in Scotland for the erection of gas peaking plants. These assessments looked at the current site context in terms of access, heritage, ecology, landscape and visual, agricultural land classification, […]

Burlington Stone produces beautiful building stone and slate for architectural purposes as well as contributing to the distinctive Lake District and Cumbrian built vernacular. These stones are extracted from quarries within the Lake District National Park, now a World Heritage Site, and within South Lakeland by Burlington Slate Ltd. Stephenson Halliday has worked with BSL […]

Planning & LVIA for private wire wind energy and solar developments (combined at ~30MW) screened out from EIA for GSK via Farm Energy. Demonstrating our ability to provide cost effective support for on-site energy generation is our work supporting Farm Energy on two separate applications combining a 20MW solar development with two 4MW 150m height […]

Local Plan representation for 50 unit residential site at West Boldon for Buckley Burnett Stephenson Halliday were commissioned to prepare a Vision Document to accompany local plan representations. It provided details of how the site could come forward for residential development over the forthcoming plan period, including an analysis of constraints and opportunities. In addition, […]

Securing planning approval in designated landscapes for a farm diversification providing glamping pods. Stephenson Halliday’s combination of planning and landscape skills were able to address the particular challenges associated with seeking permissions in designated landscapes. Whilst this particular example was for glamping pods it illustrates that success can be achieved with well constructed planning policy […]

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 […]

Stephenson Halliday was commissioned by the Local Government Association’s Planning Advisory Service to: Deliver training to Local Planning Authorities on Planning for Shale Oil and Gas Prepare a Case Study to identify Good Practice among Local Planning Authorities who have dealt with these types of planning application. Extraction of Shale Oil and Gas (Unconventional Hydrocarbons) […]

Stephenson Halliday recently coordinated an Environmental Impact Assessment and prepared all planning work for an Energy Recovery Facility at Kingmoor Park Industrial Estate, Carlisle. The Energy Recovery Facility will divert up to 195,000 tonnes of waste from landfill or export each year, with the ability to generate up to 22MW of electricity and power up […]