CSA News

Planning permission granted by the Inspectorate for 330 new homes on a green field site in Kent.

June 14th, 2022

We are pleased to announce that the Planning Inspectorate has granted planning permission for 330 dwellings (including 40% […]

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Land at Shottendane Farm, Margate

April 5th, 2022

Residential site for 450 dwellings in Margate allowed at appeal. In March 2022, Gladman’s appeal for up to […]

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Council endorses West Harrogate Parameters Plan for 2,500 new homes

March 11th, 2022

A Parameters Plan document prepared by CSA to guide the masterplanning and delivery of around 2,500 new homes […]

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450 homes Approved at Appeal in Margate

March 1st, 2022

CSA Environmental Expert Witnesses in Ecology (Clare Caudwell) and Heritage (Rosey Meara), appeared on behalf of Gladman Developments […]

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Masterplan for 1,920 homes endorsed by Council

October 25th, 2021

A Masterplan document prepared by CSA to guide the development of 1,920 new homes in Melton Mowbray was […]

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CSA help secure planning consent, at appeal, for 150 homes adjacent to an AONB.

September 30th, 2021

Landscape Expert Witness, Silke Gruner, appeared on behalf of Manor Oak Homes at the Public Inquiry in relation […]

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High Court challenge dismissed and Planning Permission granted for New Winery and Visitor Centre in the Kent Downs AONB

June 2nd, 2021

CSA are pleased to announce that planning permission has been granted for a new winery near Chilham in […]

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New Recruits in Every Office!

March 10th, 2021

We are delighted to be in a position to welcome lots of new recruits to CSA in recent […]

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Our new Winchester Office is open!

February 24th, 2021

We are delighted to announce the opening of our new office in Winchester! It’s just a ‘toe-hold’ at […]

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The Value of Good Advice when developing within a Gap

September 11th, 2020

The Court of Appeal, in a recent decision in relation to development within a Green Wedge in Liverpool, […]

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130 homes in Northamptonshire gain consent

September 7th, 2020

CSA’s urban design, landscape and ecology teams were appointed by Gladman Developments Ltd to prepare masterplan proposals for […]

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Planning Permission Granted at Appeal for up to 105 Dwellings at Cullompton, Devon

August 26th, 2020

Following an appeal, Taylor Wimpey has been granted outline planning permission for up to 105 dwellings, associated landscaping, […]

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Appeal success for CSA and Gladman at Church Street, Bocking, Braintree

August 18th, 2020

An appeal by Gladman Developments for up to 300 (or 265) dwellings at Bocking, was allowed this week […]

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West Durrington – Realising the masterplan

July 15th, 2020

When a site becomes developed and the detailed layout closely mirrors the masterplan we prepared, it’s gratifying to […]

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What is the shelf life of an ecology survey? A recent appeal case in Devon provides a useful precedent.

June 19th, 2020

When done well, ecological impact assessment is an iterative process, with expert advice and evidence being fed into […]

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Accessible Green Infrastructure

June 9th, 2020

In creating masterplans and landscape schemes for new developments, one of our key objectives has always been to […]

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Secretary of State and Inspector allow Essex planning appeal

April 21st, 2020

The Secretary of State has upheld the Inspector’s recommendation to allow planning permission for residential development of up […]

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Covid-19: How it’s affecting our work at CSA

April 8th, 2020

As ever, the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, clients and those in the public sector is […]

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160 New Homes for Angmering and Arun District Council

April 1st, 2020

Outline planning consent has been granted by Arun District Council for a site at Angmering in West Sussex, […]

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Do you understand District Level Licencing for Great Crested Newts?

February 21st, 2020

District Level Licencing (DLL) is an alternative approach to traditional Great Crested Newt (GCN) licencing and mitigation, which […]

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CSA says: Three observations from the new ‘Living with Beauty’ report

February 3rd, 2020

The Building Better Building Beautiful (BBBB) Commission published their report Living with Beauty last week. The commission is […]

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Permission granted for new agricultural holding

January 21st, 2020

CSA Environmental were commissioned by Fisher German in February 2019 to assist their client with a full planning […]

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Devon homes gain approval

November 29th, 2019

A resolution to grant outline planning consent has been granted for a site at Lifton in Devon, for […]

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Council resolve to approve plans for 765 homes in Yeovil

November 26th, 2019

South Somerset District Council’s planning committee have resolved to approve plans for a mixed-use development at Primrose Lane, […]

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Two uncontested appeals in two weeks

November 21st, 2019

Unfortunately, all too often local politicians go against the professional advice of their planning officers and it takes […]

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University of Birmingham Green Heart

October 24th, 2019

Birmingham Green Heart project has been completed this year! CSA has been guiding the delivery of biodiversity features […]

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People and the environment; the state of Urban Design approaching the end of the decade

October 2nd, 2019

Every year the Urban Design Group (UDG), of which CSA is a member, hosts a national conference. This […]

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Statutory consultee objection removed using drone technology

September 23rd, 2019

We were delighted to hear that Croudace Homes were successful in securing a resolution to grant outline planning […]

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Outline permission for 84 homes in Ambrosden, Oxfordshire

September 10th, 2019

CSA has been working closely with Gladman Developments and is pleased to announce the approval of outline planning […]

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First homes completed at Red Lodge, Suffolk

August 14th, 2019

For a number of years, CSA have been working on a site at Red Lodge in Suffolk, originally […]

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A real buzz around Cambridge Science Park

August 12th, 2019

With construction work continuing at pace on the scheme at Cambridge Science Park, the grounds around the first […]

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Outline Planning Permission Granted – Land at Lewis Lane, Arlesey

July 19th, 2019

We were delighted to hear that Taylor Wimpey Strategic Land have been successful in securing a resolution to […]

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Meadows in full flower at West Hill Country Park

July 9th, 2019

For the past 5 years, CSA have been working with Kier Living to design and implement a large country […]

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730 new homes in a listed Historic Park and Garden

June 24th, 2019

CSA were commissioned in 2015 by a Consortium of housebuilders, comprising Bellway Homes, Bloor Homes and Taylor Wimpey, […]

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Natural Capital : Cultivating an integrated approach to environmental planning

June 17th, 2019

We are beginning to see a watershed moment, due in large part to movements inspired by Sir David […]

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Outline Planning Application Submitted – Hereford

June 12th, 2019

CSA’s Urban Design and Landscape Planning teams have been working on the project at Canon Pyon Road in […]

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Recognised Practitioner in Urban Design

June 7th, 2019

Serena has been awarded her Recognised Practitioner in Urban Design accreditation from the Urban Design Group.   Her passion for urban […]

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Construction well under-way at West End, Surrey

May 22nd, 2019

Located on the site of a former tree nursery in the village of West End, Surrey, this small […]

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CSA’s 21st Birthday Party

May 16th, 2019

CSA recently hosted their 21st birthday party, which was held in the stunning location of the top floor […]

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Consent for 5 new houses on brownfield land within the Green Belt

May 1st, 2019

CSA has been working closely with Oakford Homes and is pleased to announce the approval of planning permission […]

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Supporting Local Worcestershire Charities

April 12th, 2019

CSA were delighted to support a number of local charities in Worcestershire by sponsoring the recent Mayor’s Ball. […]

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Adventures in East Anglia

April 1st, 2019

Anglia Adventures have secured detailed planning permission for an exciting outdoor leisure facility on the banks of the […]

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2019 Spring Budget Statement – Mandating Biodiversity Net Gains

March 26th, 2019

The idea of biodiversity net gains has long been in the minds of developers and environmental professionals alike […]

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Show homes open for business at New Garden Suburb in Maldon, Essex

March 20th, 2019

CSA are delighted to see that the first homes have been constructed as part of the South Maldon […]

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Scheme for Spitfire Homes in Pirton approved at committee

March 18th, 2019

CSA has been working closely with Spitfire Homes to develop proposals for a sensitive site in the village […]

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Residents enjoying early phases at Whitehill and Bordon Healthy New Town

March 15th, 2019

Selected by the NHS as one of 10 demonstrator sites in England for the ‘Healthy New Town’ initiative, […]

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Ivel Road, Shefford

February 28th, 2019

Outline planning permission has been granted by Central Bedfordshire Planning Committee for up to 90 new homes in […]

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Northlake, Lakeside Basin, Thurrock

February 21st, 2019

CSA Environmental is delighted to be part of the project team for Northlake in Thurrock, a mixed-use development […]

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Presumption in Favour retained for developments triggering HRA

February 20th, 2019

Yesterday 19th February saw the publication of the 2019 National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), which included the widely […]

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Major housing success for 650 units in Cringleford, Norwich

February 20th, 2019

Following an extensive pre-planning process, South Norfolk Council have issued reserved matters approval for 650 new homes on […]

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Another success for CSA Environmental and Countryside Properties in Shropshire!

January 31st, 2019

CSA were instrumental in discharging ecological planning conditions for the former Sutherland School Site in Trench. Our ecologists […]

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New draft Habitats Regulations for the day of Brexit

January 28th, 2019

Two key aspects of ecological safeguarding in UK planning and development, the protection of European Protected Species (EPS) […]

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North Yorkshire Homes Gain Planning Consent

January 10th, 2019

Members of Harrogate Planning Committee resolved to approve outline planning permission for up to 175 dwelling at Knaresborough […]

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Cambridge Study Tour

December 18th, 2018

On the 20th of September 2018, two of our urban designers from the Ashwell Urban Design Studio joined […]

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Sensitive design for Great Crested Newts ensures permission at Wittingham Lane, Goosnargh, Lancashire

December 18th, 2018

Outline planning permission has been granted by Preston City Council for 135 new homes, including new footpath links […]

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New homes permitted in Witchford

November 15th, 2018

The Members of the East Cambridgeshire District Council Planning Committee unanimously resolved to grant outline planning permission for […]

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Success for Bedfordshire Homes

October 18th, 2018

An Inspector has resolved to grant outline planning consent for 8 dwellings in the Bedfordshire village of Clophill. […]

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145 home scheme gains consent

October 15th, 2018

Following an Appeal Inquiry, an Inspector has resolved to grant outline planning consent for 145 new dwellings in […]

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Run for Thrive

September 24th, 2018

Following on from last month’s success, where four people from CSA successfully took on the challenging 100 mile […]

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Ride For Thrive

August 20th, 2018

Last month a team of CSA riders (Left-Right: Joanne, Mark, Becca and Silke) took on the challenge of […]

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Cambridgeshire homes gain consent

August 2nd, 2018

East Cambridgeshire District Council have resolved to grant outline planning permission for Bloor Homes Eastern’s 140 home development […]

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Enjoying the CIEEM Awards Day

July 5th, 2018

On 21 June, our Ecology Team was represented at the CIEEM Awards lunch in London by Katie, Aidan, […]

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Secretary of State grants consent for 390 new homes at West Lane, Ripon

June 27th, 2018

The Secretary of State has just granted outline planning permission for 390 houses on a greenfield site on […]

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CSA announced as a Finalist – CIEEM Consultancy of the Year Award!

May 11th, 2018

Each year, the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) presents a series of awards to celebrate […]

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Residents enjoying new courtyard at Emerald Gardens

May 11th, 2018

Work is complete on the new communal courtyard which forms the centre piece of the ‘Emerald Gardens’ development […]

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Norfolk homes gain consent

May 9th, 2018

Breckland District Council have resolved to grant outline planning permission for Taylor Wimpey’s new development for up to […]

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Green light for Bedfordshire homes

May 4th, 2018

Central Bedfordshire Council have resolved to grant outline planning consent for 25 new homes in the village of […]

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Sevenoaks’ apartments gain approval

May 1st, 2018

Sevenoaks District Council’s Planning Committee has resolved to grant planning permission for the erection of a 7 unit […]

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Oxfordshire scheme gains planning consent

April 24th, 2018

South Oxfordshire District Council have granted planning permission for six new dwellings at Cane End, near Reading, within […]

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Success for Farnham housing scheme

April 17th, 2018

Following an extensive planning process, the planning committee at Waverley Borough Council have just voted in-favour of a […]

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Resolution to Grant Planning Permission in Wigston, Leicester

April 4th, 2018

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council’s Planning Committee has resolved to grant outline planning consent for up to 43 […]

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Approval granted for 125 unit scheme for Barratt Homes

February 23rd, 2018

Forest Heath District Council have just granted reserved matters approval for 125 new dwellings and associated public open […]

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Development under-way at edge of settlement site in Shottery

February 5th, 2018

Construction is now well under-way at the new housing development of 68 homes for Taylor Wimpey on the […]

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Commemorative Garden marks the end of 10 years at The Parks, Bracknell

January 30th, 2018

Recently we’ve seen the completion of the Commemorative Garden on the residential site at The Parks, Bracknell, which […]

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New residents moving-in at Kilnwood Vale in West Sussex

January 22nd, 2018

New residents have started to occupy the first houses built for Taylor Wimpey on their latest development at […]

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Fountain makes a splash as centre piece to courtyard in Kew

January 16th, 2018

Work is progressing at pace on the completion of a new communal courtyard in the centre of our […]

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94 new homes underway at Kier Living Silver Fields development in Raunds, Northamptonshire

January 11th, 2018

CSA were instructed on behalf of Kier Living to provide landscape and ecology services in preparation of a […]

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Outline Planning Permission Granted in Halstead

November 1st, 2017

Braintree District Council’s Planning Committee has resolved to grant outline planning consent for up to 205 new dwellings […]

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Staff News

September 18th, 2017

We are delighted to announce the following promotions within CSA Environmental:   Ashwell Michelle Bullock – Principal Ecologist […]

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70 homes approved on appeal in Cambridgeshire

August 29th, 2017

An inspector has granted outline permission for a 70 homes development at Swavesey in Cambridgeshire, despite South Cambridgeshire […]

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Key planning approvals for Stowmarket site

August 4th, 2017

In recent weeks, two key planning applications have received consent at the Chilton Leys site in Stowmarket, Suffolk. […]

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Reaching new heights

June 15th, 2017

CSA’s Urban Designers, Landscape Architects and Heritage consultants have been working closely with Clarendon Road Developments Ltd on […]

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Commercial development in central London completed

June 2nd, 2017

Verde SW1 is a state-of-the-art, office-led redevelopment in the heart of the West End. Now complete, the building […]

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New homes granted planning consent in Didcot, Oxfordshire

May 18th, 2017

South Oxfordshire District Council’s (SODC) Planning Committee have resolved to grant outline planning consent for up to 166 […]

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160 units consented at Bampton, Oxfordshire

April 26th, 2017

In March the West Oxfordshire Planning Committee voted to grant planning permission for an outline application for up […]

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New Care Village in the Green Belt

April 6th, 2017

The Maidenhead Development Control Panel voted on 15th March to grant planning permission for a new Care Village […]

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Work starts on site at University of Birmingham Green Heart project

March 20th, 2017

The Birmingham Green Heart Project is a striking new 12 acre parkland in the centre of the University […]

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Streamlining Planning using the Biodiversity Checking Service

January 18th, 2017

Acting on behalf of Taylor Wimpey East Anglia, CSA Environmental are pleased to have received the first certificate […]

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335 dwellings, neighbourhood centre and cemetery consented at Wymondham

September 19th, 2016

Hallam Land Management has just been granted, on appeal, outline consent for a mixed use development in Wymondham, […]

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Go-ahead for 1,880 home neighbourhood in Didcot

September 16th, 2016

South Oxfordshire District Council has resolved to approve an outline planning application for a new mixed-use neighbourhood at […]

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Appeal success at Great Ellingham, Norfolk

September 13th, 2016

Full planning permission has been granted, on appeal, for 39 dwellings on agricultural land adjacent to Attleborough Road, […]

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First areas of open space delivered at landmark former landfill site

September 13th, 2016

Back in 2011, Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd began work on the site of a former landfill in Woodley, […]

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Urban design team vacancies

August 25th, 2016

Due to an expanding workload we are looking to expand our urban design team. We are working on […]

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CSA staff members successfully complete Pathway to Chartership

August 4th, 2016

Congratulations to Alex Bailey, Tom Beck and Sarah Earnshaw who have successfully completed their Pathway to Chartership and […]

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Urban design team welcomes new starter

August 1st, 2016

CSA are pleased to announce the appointment of Aghiad Baranbo who joins the urban design team as a […]

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CSA celebrate first anniversary of opening of Sussex office

May 13th, 2016

We have recently celebrated the first anniversary of the opening of our Brighton office. The office is led […]

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New recreational facility opens in Andover

May 3rd, 2016

Friday 29th April saw the official opening of the East Anton Sports Pavilion and sports pitches by the […]

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Appeal success at Long Itchington, Stratford-upon-Avon

April 5th, 2016

Cemex UK Properties have been granted outline planning permission, on appeal, for 81 dwellings at Long Itchington, Warwickshire. […]

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700 new homes within Registered Park at Colchester

February 24th, 2016

A reserved matters application has been prepared by CSA’s landscape team for the landscape and recreational infrastructure associated […]

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Inert waste recycling plant granted consent in the Green Belt at Welwyn Garden City

February 23rd, 2016

Conditional planning permission has been granted for an inert waste recycling facility in the Green Belt at Birchall […]

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New homes and SANG approved in Surrey

February 23rd, 2016

A development of 62 new homes, on the edge of the Green Belt, has received a resolution to […]

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Contemporary housing development at Leybourne Grange

February 22nd, 2016

CSA’s landscape team have been working closely with Taylor Wimpey South West Thames to bring forward the redevelopment […]

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Ecology team welcomes new starters

February 17th, 2016

CSA are pleased to announce the appointment of three new members of staff which sees all three ecology […]

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Residential Scheme Approved in Fishbourne

February 10th, 2016

Planning consent has been granted for the development of 24 dwellings, associated landscaping and public open space at Fishbourne, […]

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Bats in the Barracks

January 28th, 2016

As part of CSA’s on-going involvement in the phased redevelopment of land at Shorncliffe Garrison, Folkestone, our ecologists […]

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The survey season is just around the corner …

January 27th, 2016

Is there such a thing as a quiet winter for Ecologist’s these days? With licence applications and planning […]

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New Youth Space opened to public

January 25th, 2016

A new Youth Space designed by CSA Environmental’s landscape team has been opened to the public. The new […]

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Staff Announcements

December 18th, 2015

CSA are pleased to announce the appointment of two new members of staff, both of whom have joined […]

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Application submitted for 600 new homes

December 8th, 2015

CSA’s urban design, landscape and ecology teams have assisted their client, Hallam Land Management, in the preparation of […]

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New housing approved in East Sussex

November 27th, 2015

  A residential-led development for 135 dwellings at Hailsham in East Sussex has received a resolution to grant […]

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CSA welcomes new Senior Landscape Architect

November 18th, 2015

CSA would like to announce the appointment of Ben Spurden, who joins us as Senior Landscape Architect, having […]

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New website and branding for CSA

September 4th, 2015

If you are reading this you’ve probably spotted that we have a new website and a new look! […]

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New CSA Brighton Office

June 17th, 2015

We haven’t exactly been shouting about it, but you may have heard a rumour … we have indeed […]

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