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Stephenson Halliday are delighted to announce the opening of our new Yorkshire Office. This is situated in the leafy surrounds of the Parkhill Business Centre (we are in rooms 5-7 of the annexe to the left in the picture) which is conveniently located off the A1(M) to the south east side of Wetherby.

This will initially be staffed by Paul Reaston and John Ingham who bring extensive knowledge of EIA, Planning and Landscape Architecture. They have amassed over 50 years’ experience between them across a range of renewables, minerals, waste, built development and infrastructure projects and would be delighted to discuss any of your development project requirements.

 

 

We are delighted to announce the opening of an Edinburgh Office headed by new Technical Director of  Planning,  Alison Sidgwick and supported by Associate Director Sarah Lapsley, to assist the company with continued growth in the renewable energy sector across Scotland.

Congratulations to Cemex and Northumberland Wildlife Trust (‘Save our Magnificent Meadows’ Initiative) announced as winners of the best Planned Restoration Category at the MPA Restoration & Biodiversity Awards 2019, for the restoration of Divethill Quarry Farm Extension. Stephenson Halliday were pleased to be part of the team involved in the development of the progressive restoration scheme including proposals to create areas of unique Whin Grassland habitat.

Judges described it as a fantastic example of progressive restoration of a rock quarry to create an attractive landform and a mosaic of species-rich, locally important and distinctive ‘Whin’ grassland, agricultural grassland, woodland and hedges, and open water. The judges were impressed by the clear plan to deliver a range of habitats and realise the unique opportunity presented by quarrying to deliver regional priorities and wider landscape-scale benefits.

Please get in touch with Elaina Kurs about your restoration requirements and to discuss how we can assist with adding value to schemes through biodiversity net gain

 

Stephenson Halliday is proud to have led the team gaining planning permission for a 35MW Energy Recovery Facility in the WestMidlands on Appeal. Dealt with by Written Reps, the Inspector dealt robustly with all the issues raised, concluding that public benefits outweighed any harm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to all at Cumbria GeoConservation who have received an Award of Excellence from the Geologists’ Association (GA) for their geology interpretation board project at Brown Howe Quarry near Coniston. The illustrated interpretation board clearly explains the geological background to the quarry and was made possible with a generous donation from the GA Curry Fund.

Elaina Kurs from Stephenson Halliday was pleased to attend the sunny award presentation at the quarry, made to Dr John Lackie (Chair of Cumbria GeoConservation) by Geologists Dr Haydon Bailey (Chair of the GA Curry Fund) and Dr Nicholas Pierpoint (President of the GA). Stephenson Halliday have worked closely with Cumbria GeoConservation regarding the successful Colourful Coast interpretation boards at Marshalls Stancliffe Stones’ Birkhams Quarry, St Bees Head and look forward to working with Cumbria GeoConservation again on future projects.