Project Success Example: Residential Housing Estate in Cheshire

Ciaran PowerEcology, Landscape, Trees

Recently, we helped a client with a residential housing estate project in Cheshire comprising over a hundred dwellings and public open space. Our multi—disciplinary team at Ascerta consisting of Ecologists, Arboriculturists, and Landscape Architects produced the following reports and plans as part of the planning stage of the project; an Ecological Impact Assessment, Invasive Species Method Statement, Biodiversity Action Plan, … Read More

Project Success Example: Extension Proposal

Ciaran PowerLandscape

We recently assisted a client in securing consent for a proposed extension with basement, in the vicinity of a large protected tree. With the client facing the prospect of a flat-out refusal for the proposal, we put forward a method statement for the exploratory hand dig of small trial holes along the line of the proposed foundation. This was undertaken … Read More

Project Success Example: Apartment Block Residential Development

Ciaran PowerLandscape

We recently helped a client secure planning approval with no objections for an interesting project in Birmingham for an apartment block residential development. Our multi-disciplinary team produced a Preliminary Ecological Appraisal, Arboricultural Impact Assessment, Landscape Layout / Masterplan, and Planting Plan as part of the planning submission. Liaising closely with the project architect and key stakeholders, our landscape team produced … Read More

Sustainable landscapes…….are they?

Ciaran PowerLandscape

So. You go to great trouble, time and expense in securing a piece of land, agreeing your vision for the site, appointing the design team and supporting consultants, liaising with the local planning authority, finalising the design, submitting the application, waiting in breathless anticipation, getting frustrated at the planners, amending the scheme, waiting again in breathless anticipation and eventually securing … Read More