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Welcome Neil

We are pleased to welcome Neil Furber to our team as Principal Landscape Architect. Neil is a Chartered Landscape Architect with more than 20 years consultancy experience in landscape assessment and design across England, Scotland and Wales....

 
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Planning Success for Ecology and Landscape Team

The team at Pleydell Smithyman Limited have assisted in securing planning permission for a proposed mineral development at Common and Warren Farm in Solihull.

The site is approximately 53.1ha and comprises of arable farmland with...

 
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Kitchen Delights at Marlows Home and Garden

Following a programme of extensive refurbishment works the "Kitchen" café has recently opened at Marlows Home and Garden in Bury St Edmonds. Designed and re-branded by Pleydell Smithyman the café's "calming natural Scandinavian...

 
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Into Hibernation

The main survey season is over again for another year, with bats, reptiles and newts heading into hibernation soon.

The ecologists too will enter hibernation and live their lives in the office completing reports and drawings and doing...

 
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Clifton Quarry Planning Success

Pleydell Smithyman Limited, on behalf of Tarmac Trading Limited, have secured planning permission for the phased extraction of approximately 2.2 million tonnes of sand and gravel and a new concrete batching plant at Clifton Quarry, Severn Stoke,...

 
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Play Area Reviews Helps Secure Funding for Play Areas in Stockport

A review of Stockport's play areas, undertaken by Pleydell Smithyman Limited has helped to secure £615,000 of funding. The Play Area review was based on a comprehensive programme of site analysis, desktop research and consultation and sought to...

 
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Park Life

A new park has recently been opened to the public at Glan Llyn as part of Phase 1 of a regeneration scheme at Llanwern. Pleydell Smithyman Limited are part of a multidisciplinary team who have been commissioned by...

 
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Newt surveys in all weathers

The great crested newt survey season is over again for another year…

Team ecology have been out nationwide searching for great crested newts in their waders. This year on a number of sites environmental DNA (eDNA) has been used to...

 
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Great Bat Detectives

The latest addition to the ecological equipment list is the state of the art bat detector; the EM3 Touch. This is a microphone that can be plugged into an iphone or an ipad and uses software to detect bat echolocation calls and transfer them into...

 
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Pleydell Smithyman Secure Major New Garden Centre in Green Belt

Planning approval has been secured for the total redevelopment of Bridgford Garden Centre near Nottingham which will...

 
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