Soltys Brewster Consulting is progressing site masterplanning and strategic landscape design for the Compressed Air Energy Storage scheme, working with Todd Architects and Maceo Design Management. The £175 million scheme involves the compression of air in underground salt caverns using excess electricity, to be used as an energy source during times of demand. Soltys Brewster Consulting is also providing Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment services to Gaelectric as part of Primary Environmental Impact Assessment for the project.
Following planning application refusal for a new Barratt residential development on derelict employment land and regenerating woodland, in Torfaen County Borough Council, the practice has successfully supported the appeal process. Written evidence, including both landscape and ecology, was produced to secure a positive inspectors decision allowing the appeal and granting planning permission.
The practice is pleased to announce its successful appointment with Powell Dobson Architects, on the new Coety Primary School, part of the Parc Derwen development in Bridgend, providing a community and education hub. Services include landscape design for secure play and public realm streetscape, ecology survey and BREEAM assessment.