HARRIS LAMB LAUNCHES ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT WITH APPOINTMENT OF EIA COORDINATOR AND ECOLOGIST DR HOLLY SMITH

Harris Lamb is launching an Environment Department to operate alongside it's existing disciplines, and has appointed environmental impact assessment (EIA) coordinator and ecologist Dr Holly Smith to spearhead the team. Holly joins the team from Ecus in Sheffield, where she led the Environmental Impact Assessment team for seven years, obtaining the IEMA EIA Quality Mark for the company and deliv...

GOVERNMENT LAYS DOWN 20 PER CENT INCREASE IN PLANNING FEES

An increase of 20 per cent will be applied to all existing planning application fees as a result of new regulations brought in earlier this month. The House of Lords approved the regulations that introduce the fee increase, along with other changes to the fees regime, in December. The changes came into force across England on January 17th 2018. Olivia Morris of Harris Lamb’s Planning te...

£4.25 MILLION CREMATORIUM AND MEMORIAL GARDENS SET TO OPEN IN SPRING 2018

Work is currently in progress on a £4.25m crematorium and memorial gardens in South Derbyshire after Harris Lamb was tasked with overseeing the construction of the scheme by Dignity Funerals limited. Having secured planning permission for the 650 sq m crematorium,  including a 140-seat chapel, located north of Aston on Trent, the Building Consultancy team was instructed by Dignity to provide ...

JUMPIN’ INTO COVENTRY AS TRAMPOLINE PARK PLANS ARE APPROVED

An application by Harris Lamb’s planning team for Coventry’s first trampoline park has been approved.  The planning team has been working with trampoline park operators Jump In to secure permission to transform a vacant warehouse in the Tile Hill area of the city into an all-ages activity centre which will drive more visitors to the region and create around 60 jobs. Jump In, which h...

HARRIS LAMB APPOINTS MASTERS STUDENT AT UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM AS GRADUATE PLANNER

Harris Lamb’s Planning Consultancy has appointed a graduate planner to its expanding team. Olivia Morris joins the business with a First-Class Honours Degree in Human Geography from Aberystwyth, and is now being supported by her colleagues as she works towards a Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Birmingham. Olivia, who graduated in July this year, joins...