Wasteland regeneration company digs in for planning growth

Written by: Jez Abbott
Published on: 25 Sep 2015

 Letchworth Golf ClubA specialist in developing major landscaping schemes is seeing a boom in demand for golf course and park projects thanks to the recovering economy.

Wasteland regeneration company Woodland Environmental, which has created or improved over 120 hectares of land for local authorities, also works for private-sector clients.

Head of planning and strategy Stuart Downs told Planning: “The growing economy is driving demand and we use material from construction projects such as Crossrail to model landscapes.

“These include parkland, quarry restorations, reservoirs and other landform remodelling schemes. However, the company is expanding and diversifying its project base.

“We are focusing our planning efforts on small-scale housing, holiday lets, allotments, cemeteries, and major leisure cycle facilities.”

The firm is expanding its office in Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire, and seeking to take on a senior planner to advise clients, assess sites on development potential and analyse policy.

“Our company’s projects normally involve resolving complex planning issues in respect of waste importation, metropolitan open land, the green belt and rural areas,” said Downs.

The company recently worked on Letchworth Golf Club, Hertfordshire (pictured), involving the construction of a new multishot driving range.

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