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Recent Testimonials


We provided Ecology and Landscape Expert Witness at Public Inquiry in relation to a proposed Marina and achieved a positive result for our client: 

Please thank your team for doing an outstanding piece of work. I would happily recommend Crestwood's services to anyone seeking a professional service. Delighted to appear in your testimonials. You deserve it!

- Managing Director


We provided a Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment, Landscape Design and Arboricultural inputs in relation to a planning application for an anaerobic digestion plant in East Anglia:

"We knew from the start this would be a tight programme and I am very grateful to you all for all the effort, expertise, flexibility and professionalism which has been evident throughout the process thus far and which has enabled us to meet the target of getting this application validated before Christmas.  It is a pleasure working with you all. I am aware that many of you are very ably supported by colleagues, many of whom I do not know but whose roles and efforts have been equally important in getting to this point and I should be very grateful if you would please pass on my thanks and appreciation for their valuable contribution."

- Property Manager


We provided an archaeological desk based assessment, Heritage Statement, ecological assessment and landscape design for an Ash Recycling Facility in the West Midlands:

 "I am delighted to confirm that the application for planning permission was granted today.  The vote to approve was unanimous and there were no objections. Thank you very much for all your hard work that went in to achieving this result." 

 - Planning Director

Landscape Architects at Crestwood provided landscape design services for a Solar Energy project in The Netherlands with public open space and ecological enhancements:

"This is really excellent.  Exactly what I was looking for and is bound to turn a few heads when they're reviewing our tender response.  Many thanks for this."

- Business Development Manager 

Our team carried out a site investigation and contaminated landscape assessment for a brownfield site in Surrey, proposed to be converted from commercial to residential units:

"Thank you for your input on this. I though your points were well made and our argument to remove the objection was very robust..."

- Associate Chartered Surveyor


In relation to an Application for Variation:

"An impressive submission! I'm very happy with the process flow description and in particular the Gore description / BAT assessment."

- Compliance Director

 We provided ecology surveys and reports undertaken for a number of sites in the waste and leisure sectors:

Lucy is a first rate ecologist, she knows her stuff and is diligent and pragmatic in her approach.  She has successfully helped us to deliver new developments with sensitive ecology issues being readily resolved.  I am more than happy to recommend her and her team.

- Planning Director


We provided a Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment ES Chapter with photomontages and an Archaeology and Cultural Heritage assessment for a power station in Derbyshire:

The scheme was unanimously granted planning consent by the County Council yesterday. Big thank you to everyone who worked on the project, especially given the challenging timescales set by the client!

- Senior Planning Consultant

 We were involved in the coordination of environmental inputs and prepared a permit application for a site near Leeds:

"Many thanks for your hard work on the application, particularly when we were sorted out amending the design and boundaries post submission. It was worthwhile ensuring the permit was correct to cover what was being engineered."

- Permitting Manager


In relation to ecology and arboricultural work undertaken for some potential school sites in Milton Keynes:

I am very pleased to confirm that the planning applications have been submitted this afternoon. The client has been informed and passes on their thanks to the team. I would like to add to this and say thank you on behalf of our team for your hard work and cooperation in getting us to this point in what has been a very short timescale. I look forward to continued success as we move toward getting the schemes in contract and on site.

- Design Manager

We carried out an ecological and landscape survey and management plans for a large scale quarry extension in the West Midlands:

"The Council Planning Committee voted unanimously in favour of our proposals for the extension to our quarry, thereby securing long term supplies from the quarry. This project has been a long time in the making (nearly five years in fact), and has absorbed considerable resources, but considering that our proposals involve the removal of a wildlife designation and location in the Green Belt, to then get it unanimously approved (without having to go to appeal) is no mean achievement. Add to this the fact that the ecological mitigation works we are now committed to are on an old and contaminated landfill, and on land that we don't need to buy, I think we have something of a ˜result'! Thank you very much (and well done) to all who have been involved.

- Head of Property

We were asked by one of our planning consultant clients to act on behalf of a developer with a residential scheme in Worcestershire. Great Crested Newts were located adjacent to the site and we were involved in the survey and mitigation design to maintain a habitat connection:

Just to confirm that planning permission was finally granted yesterday for our outline application at the second presentation to Committee. My presentation focused on five simple points the members needed to address, and I made it quite clear that if anything, the proposal was not dense enough, given the Council's policies, not too dense. Members originally voted on a motion to refuse the proposal on the grounds of density; this was defeated 10-5. The officer recommendation was then put to the vote and went through 12-2. There will be a note added to the decision setting out concerns in respect of ecology, design, trees etc., and the potential effect of this on any reserved matters applications.  It will be important to try to resolve the ditch issue in order to maximise any scheme. Thanks for all of your help, everyone.

- Director

Our Landscape Architects prepared an LVIA for a Solar Farm in Warwickshire:

Cracking report with no changes as far as I can see.

- Senior Planning Consultant


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