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Designs approved for Walsall Town Centre as part of £1.5bn investment

Designs approved for Walsall Town Centre as part of £1.5bn investment

Walsall Town Centre is undergoing a series of improvements as part of the borough’s £1.5bn programme of investment. The £11.4m Connected Gateway project will reconfigure the walkway between the railway and bus stations in Park Street, making it straighter and wider for a more ‘attractive arrival experience.’ ‘More greenery’ will be added here and...

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Plans approved for new UEL health campus with 40% green space

Plans approved for new UEL health campus with 40% green space

The London Borough of Newham has granted planning permission for a new health campus at the University of East London (UEL), with approved plans including 40% green space and the planting of 50 trees. The development at Water Lane in Stratford will also include the construction of a new academic building as well as improved lighting and safety...

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Unanimous approval for London’s largest estate restoration to date

Unanimous approval for London’s largest estate restoration to date

London’s largest estate regeneration to date, Carpenters Estate, gets unanimous approval from London Legacy Development Corporation. The plans were brought forward by Newham Council’s wholly owned development company Populo Living, with a project team led by Tibbalds for the Tibbalds CampbellReith JV. The project’s masterplan, developed by...

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Gillespies working on “landmark” conservation visitor attraction

Gillespies working on “landmark” conservation visitor attraction

Planning permission is being sought for an ‘immersive’ new visitor attraction by the owners of a farming estate in the market town of Oakham. International landscape architecture practice Gillespies has been brought on board to restore an area of parkland landscaped by Humphry Repton in the 18th century and to create a nature and wildlife reserve...

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Landscape Institute and BALI to launch new carbon report

Landscape Institute and BALI to launch new carbon report

The Landscape Institute (LI) and British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) are launching a new report, tackling carbon reduction in the landscape sector. The new report, Landscape and Carbon is penned as a direct response to the UK’s target to reach net zero by 2050, says the LI. It sets out the sector’s climate actions and how...

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‘Ambitious’ multi-million Armada Way scheme approved

‘Ambitious’ multi-million Armada Way scheme approved

The final design for Plymouth’s ‘Armada Way gets greenlit by cabinet, following a controversial start. Plymouth City Council’s leader, Tudor Evans says the multi-million project was “one of the most ambitious regeneration plans since the war.” The public realm scheme has been controversial from the outset, after more than 100 trees were felled in...

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LUC helps secure £4m grant to restore Royal Pavilion Garden

LUC helps secure £4m grant to restore Royal Pavilion Garden

The Royal Pavilion Garden in the heart of Brighton secures a £4m grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund with the help of LUC. The grant, awarded to Brighton and Hove City Council and Brighton and Hove Museums, aims to restore the garden to its former Regency glory by using the original planting plans created for George IV, for whom the...

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“UK’s most sustainable neighbourhood” granted planning permission

“UK’s most sustainable neighbourhood” granted planning permission

A multi-use “walkable neighbourhood” in Lewes, East Sussex has been granted planning permission a year after proposals were first announced. The Phoenix will see a 7.9ha brownfield site turned into 685 ‘highly energy-efficient’ homes that will be the UK’s largest timber-structure neighbourhood where pedestrians will be prioritised over cars....

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Tyler Grange announces new managing director

Tyler Grange announces new managing director

Co-founder Jon Berry has been appointed as managing director of environmental consultancy Tyler Grange. He supersedes his fellow co-founder Simon Ursell, who has moved into the position as chair. The two set up Tyler Grange 14 years ago alongside Julian Arthur, who will retain his role as technical director. It has since become a B Corp, renowned...

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Deadline extended for Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2024

Deadline extended for Pro Landscaper Business Awards 2024

The deadline for submitting entries to the Pro Landscaper Business Awards in association with Caribbean Blinds has been extended to 16 February. There has been a phenomenal response from the industry to get involved with this year's awards. The deadline has been extended to ensure companies have enough time to share their successes and to submit...

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Playgrounds to be more accessible as part of new Disability Action Plan

Playgrounds to be more accessible as part of new Disability Action Plan

The government has launched a new Disability Action Plan that will include online resources to help local authorities create accessible playgrounds. It means “disabled children can rightly enjoy the fun of the playground,” says Mims Davies, minister for disabled people, health and work. The “wide-ranging plan” includes 32 steps that are aimed at...

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LI supports new Engagement Overlay to the RIBA Plan of Work

LI supports new Engagement Overlay to the RIBA Plan of Work

The Landscape Institute has supported the development of a new Engagement Overlay to the RIBA Plan of Work. Developed in collaboration with the Association of Collaborative Design (ACD) and Sustrans, the Engagement Overlay has garnered interest from over 40 representatives from 25 built environment organisations. Designed to deliver architects...

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Surviving and thriving, an interview with Studio Knight Stokoe

Surviving and thriving, an interview with Studio Knight Stokoe

As Studio Knight Stokoe completes its first year in business, its clientele has jumped miles ahead of its expectations, taking on the first example of commercial roof gardens in the UK. A studio that designs things simply, beautifully, and with multifunctionality and long-term care in mind, Studio Knight Stokoe blends artisanal craft and...

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5 Reasons to Enter the Pro Landscaper Business Awards

5 Reasons to Enter the Pro Landscaper Business Awards

There are just two weeks left to enter the Pro Landscaper Business Awards in association with Caribbean Blinds. These are the only awards uniquely recognising and celebrating the business successes of organisations that are leading the UK’s landscaping industry, and there are plenty of reasons to put your company forward to win one of the 17...

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Plans for ‘extensive’ urban greening approved for Square Mile

Plans for ‘extensive’ urban greening approved for Square Mile

The City of London Corporation has approved a new urban greening office scheme at the 30 Minories site in the east of the city. In plans put forward by PLP Architects, a new 14,000sqm mixed-use office building will replace the postwar office block, while retaining a Victorian warehouse building, known as ‘Writers House’, on the site. The new...

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How diverse is the horticulture industry? New ED&I survey shows need to attract next generation

How diverse is the horticulture industry? New ED&I survey shows need to attract next generation

The results of a new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion survey show that just 12% of the industry is aged between 25-34, with 16-24-year-olds making up a staggeringly low 3%. Members of the group behind the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Charter for the horticulture, arboriculture, landscaping and garden media profession put together the...

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Hillier launches website for sourcing high quality trees 

Hillier launches website for sourcing high quality trees 

Hillier has unveiled amenity online resources to showcase its vast offering of field and container grown trees.   Following the successful launch of The Hillier Tree Guide, the enhanced online platform allows customers to browse an extensive image gallery with detailed information about the sizes and shapes of the trees grown too. It also...

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All Design Guide launches to improve green spaces across Manchester

All Design Guide launches to improve green spaces across Manchester

A new guide to improve the design and development of streets across Greater Manchester has launched in a bid to improve green spaces. The Streets for All Design Guide, part of the Greater Manchester Streets for All Strategy sets out guidance and standards for how streets will look, feel and function in the coming years. The guide will work to...

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Conservation proposal approved for Bristol Zoo Project

Conservation proposal approved for Bristol Zoo Project

Bristol Zoological Society has partnered with Grant Associates and Feilden Clegg Bradley to secure planning permission for the new Central African Forest habitat at its Bristol Zoo Project site, which will be home to several critically endangered species. Western lowland gorillas and cherry-crowned mangabeys will be living together for the first...

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