January 2018Planning Permission achieved for Hazel Head Farm, Arkendale. The scheme will see the conversion of a former agricultural holding into five bespoke dwellings within this distinctive North Yorkshire village.

December 2017: Rutherford Street: All systems go! The green light for the construction of this tall building at a key juncture between the old and the new of Newcastle has been given. Camlin Lonsdale will be working with Tolent Construction Limited and Faulkner Brown Architects to deliver high quality public and private realm environments associated with the scheme over the coming 18 months.

November 2017: Ascol Mill submitted for planning.  The conversion of a former Mustard Gas Plant, lost in the Cheshire landscape for a generation and almost totally subsumed by regenerative woodland, will see the building repurposed for residential use and the fascinating structures associated with the former MODs operation gently rediscovered.

October 2017: Camlin Lonsdale have provided landscape planning and EIA services for Gulliver’s World’s new leisure park at the former Pit House West site within Metropolitan Green Belt at Rotherham. The team worked to articulate the substantial positive effects of the scheme which includes site wide land management and biodiversity gain.  The proposals will also shape a unique visitor experience based on the inherited nature of the place which is to include an 40m observation tower creating a skyline way marker in an eclectic part of South Yorkshire.  The scheme is at committee in February.

September 2017: Holland House Terrace starts on site. Following 18 months of planning the green light has been given for delivery of this £1.7 Million public realm scheme in the heart of Holland Park, London. Lead by Camlin Lonsdale the project is set to fundamentally address the setting to the Grade 1 Listed Building and provide stunning public realm befitting a public building of national significance.

July 2017: Stunning view from across Platt Fields of the extension of Holy Trinity Platt Church. The finished scheme is a beautiful and seamless dialogue of old with new.

June 2017: Planning application for the rejuvenation of the Lime Kiln SM in Marple to be submitted imminently. Proposals include interpretation and play elements to support the narrative of this unique heritage environment; creating an engaging and inclusive public space from underutilised ‘waste’ ground. Working with Marion Blockley, Archaeologist and Interpretative Planner, the intervention is part of the HLF funded Oldknow’s Legacy project. 

May 2017: The Camlin Lonsdale team visited Lavis, Trento in Northern Italy to view sample panels of Porphyry and the quarrying process in advance of Holland House project delivery. We had a wonderful few days and many thanks to Stonegroup for their hospitality.


March 2017: Camlin Lonsdale secure Full Planning and Listed Building Consent for Holland House Terrace, Kensington. Following nine months of careful working with key stakeholders and the wider public the Practice is pleased to confirm this important milestone has been achieved.  Scheme proposals will be progressed rapidly through a two stage tender process to enable delivery over Autumn/Winter 2017/18. 

You can read more about our scheme at Holland House on the Landscape Institute Website:

February 2017: Planning for new theme park in South Yorkshire Green Belt achieves planning approval: Camlin Lonsdale have been working with Gulliver’s World to bring forward the regeneration of the Pithouse West former colliery site (137ha) since 2015. We are delighted that the project has achieved this important milestone which will bring investment and environmental improvement on a landscape scale and is important for the future prosperity of the area.

Working in close collaboration with Bauman Lyons, Yvonne Deane Associates, JMP and GVA we supported the development of community led regeneration frameworks for the Bolsover District. ‘Sharing Bolsover’ looks forward to 2033 and is guided by principles of placemaking and the ideas and priorities that were put forward by the communities that live and work in the districts.  It aims to enhance the diverse character of the existing towns and villages matching the rapid pace of change with the receptiveness of citizens and physical characteristics of each discrete part of the District.  This shared vision can be accessed at


January 2017: Camlin Lonsdale have provided landscape planning and EIA services for Gulliver’s World’s new leisure park at the former Pit House West site within Metropolitan Green Belt at Rotherham. The team worked to articulate the substantial positive effects of the scheme which includes site wide land management and biodiversity gain.  The proposals will also shape a unique visitor experience based on the inherited nature of the place which is to include an 40m observation tower creating a skyline way marker in an eclectic part of South Yorkshire. The scheme is at committee in February.

Holmes Chapel residential scheme awarded approval at Appeal.  Working with Goodwin Planning and Picea Design the proposals for three detached properties within the Dane Valley Area of Special County Value required a demonstration that they would not affect the ‘Special Qualities’ of this important rural landscape within Cheshire East . Camlin Lonsdale provided advice at the planning stage and subsequently expert witness advice during the written appeal.

The redevelopment of the Andrew Carnegie Library in Tuebrook, Liverpool has been granted Heritage Lottery Funding totalling £3.9m. Camlin Lonsdale assisted OMI Architects with the RIBA Stage 3 submission and achieved full planning permission. You can read more about the project here:

Our Director Xanthe Quayle has been appointed onto the Liverpool Waters Design Review Panel for Peel Holdings.

October 2016: Mottram Hall Golf Course Hotel extension achieves planning approval; surrounded by historic parkland the extension for the new leisure suite for the luxury hotel and Grade 2 Listed Building has just been awarded planning approval for client’s Q Hotels.  Camlin Lonsdale provided landscape and visual impact advice and mitigation proposals for effective integration of the new facilities, designed by Kitson Architecture, into the Bollin Valley Area of Special County Value.

screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-10-21-11September 2016: After three years in the making we are delighted to see Grovsenor Hall properties up for sale. Camlin Lonsdale were commissioned to reshape the external environment of this former nunnery and bring forward sensitive interventions for the grounds.


August 2016: Chichester Festival Theatre wins International Award; the project joins 130 new buildings, commercial and institutional developments, landscape architecture, and urban planning projects from 43 nations as winners. The awards are held by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. The projects will be exhibited in Istanbul preceding the Istanbul Design Biennial, which runs from September 2nd – 30th, 2016. Camlin Lonsdale designed the public realm on the project, working alongside Haworth Tompkins, the architects for the theatre.


July 2016: In early July we welcomed the latest arrival to the team – Ngaire Burston, a University of Sheffield Graduate with a flair for planting design. Before joining Camlin Lonsdale, Ngaire travelled to China for a month long expedition exploring exotic landscapes and native plant species. (Left) Meconopsis punicea – an extremely rare Himalayan Poppy from Jiajin Pass, you can view photographs from Ngaire’s trip on our twitter page:

screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-11-15-50June 2016: Public exhibition and consultation launched for Holland Park South Terrace public realm proposals:  Following the completion of the options appraisal process Camlin Lonsdale, project lead, are now engaging closely with Opera Holland Park, Friends of Holland Park and wider stakeholders to bring forward sensitive proposals for the setting of the Grade 1 Jacobean House in central London.

screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-10-56-28May 2016: Camlin Lonsdale are delighted to announce that we have won three Awards at the Design in Mental Health Awards for our scheme at Clock View, Mersey Care. The 3 Awards were Service User Experience, Design Champion & Outdoor Lifestyle. Huge congratulations to everyone involved.

April 2016: We are delighted to be able to confirm that planning permission has been gained at Appeal for SCPi’s mixed use scheme at Chipping in the Forest of Bowland AONB. The Design team which included Camlin Lonsdale alongside 5Plus Architects and HOW Planning assisted in securing the future of the Grade 2 Listed Arkwright Mill as well as wider regeneration wins for the town including affordable housing and leisure facilities.


screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-10-41-51March 2016: Following prolonged dialogue with the Newcastle City Council and Historic England we are pleased to confirm the Planning Application for Rutherford Street, Newcastle has been logged for clients Stonegate Developments. Working alongside Faulkner Brown Architects, Camlin Lonsdale provided EIA advice and public realm design for this striking tall building adjacent to Grainger Town in the emerging new neighbourhood of Science Central.   

Camlin Lonsdale then led the production of a DAS Addendum when the scope of the scheme extended to include the neighbouring Bath Lane and City Walls, an under performing and essentially forgotten space which underutilised the 13th century heritage assets. Camlin Lonsdale were tasked with the development and extension of the original aspirational scheme which encouraged use and interpretation of the City Walls Scheduled Ancient Monument. 


February 2016: Camlin Lonsdale have won an open tender to design a new public space in the heart of Holland Park, London. We will be working with Robin Snell and Partners to shape sensitive proposals for the setting of the publicly owned Grade 1 Jacobean property. Designing for a broad programme of activities including Opera Holland Park and other community led initiatives.


screen-shot-2016-10-17-at-17-24-38November 2015: Camlin Lonsdale appointed on to Lister Steps Community Hub project; the practice has been appointed alongside OMI Architects to regenerate the ‘at risk’ grade 11 listed former Andrew Carnegie Library which includes relocating Lister Steps childcare services into the building.  The regeneration of the site will also serve as a centre for community engagement, a ‘hub’ offering refreshments, activities and training opportunities for the local community. 

Camlin Lonsdale shape vision for revitalising Warrington housing estate: The practice has been commissioned by Affinity Sutton to develop transformative proposals for the social housing area focused on soft works interventions to support well being and social inclusion corporate objectives. 

StepsMay 2015Please note that the studio is relocating, and therefore closed, on the 15th May 2015.  We will reopen on the 18th May 2015 in our new premises: Britannia Mill, Britannia Road, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield, HD7 5HE .  We would be grateful if you could update your records accordingly.

February 2015: Park Lane, Liverpool achieves planning permission; Proposals within the Baltic Triangle creative industries quarter and World Heritage Site buffer zone include a 20-storey residential tower and retail courtyard designed by Camlin Lonsdale. Streetscene enhancements also link Liverpool One to the new quarter.


January 2015: Camlin Lonsdale’s public realm scheme for the Exhibition Centre Liverpool commences on-site. Public realm proposals at the interface of the new centre with the Echo Arena and along Kings Waterfront are currently being realised for clients ACC.

December 2014: Planning approval secured for ‘Bramblewood’ residential property; this ‘Paragraph 55’ house on a former nursery site was recently recommended for approval by Chorley Council and endorsed by PlacesMatter! Design Review, clearly demonstrating truly outstanding design.

November 2014: Camlin Lonsdale appointed onto team for refurbishment of Almondbury School, Huddersfield. The relocation of Lydgate Special Needs school offers a unique opportunity to deliver a step change in the service which will serve the wider South Kirklees catchment area.

October 2014: Camlin Lonsdale submit public realm proposals for Park Lane and Windsor Neptune sites in Liverpool in collaboration with Falconer Chester Hall architects. Proposals within the Baltic Triangle creative industries quarter of the city include a 20-storey residential tower and extensive public realm within the World Heritage Site buffer zone.


September 2014: Chichester Festival Theatre open’s to the public; After four years in the making Haworth Tompkin’s stunning refurbishment of this striking Listed Building, set in a contemporary setting shaped by Camlin Lonsdale, is set to delight audiences for years to come; bringing a uniquely rich and multilayered experience to theatre goers.

August 2014: Robin Meetham joins team as Associate Landscape Architect from Gillespies.  An experienced professional of 15 Years, Robin’s strong pedigree in housing, Green Infrastructure Strategy development and EIA ideally places him to take forward the LVIA services of the Practice.


February 2014:  The winners of the the Salford Meadows Bridge RIBA competition was recently announced as Tonkin Liu with Arup; we were glad to see a winner that displayed a lightness of touch that would allow the people to meet the place.

Our own submission titled ‘Free Energy’ and created in collaboration with Renaissance and Mecanoo can be viewed here.


Picture-13January 2014:  Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Phase 2 short-listed for 2014 Civic Trust Award. The original design team were re-convened to ensure the second phase of work intertwines seamlessly with existing trees and structures, realizing the concept of an ‘inhabited boundary to the woodland’ whilst allowing the presence and energy of the theatre to glimpse through its leafy backdrop into the public domain of Regent’s Park.



Alsager_NewsJanuary 2014:  Clients Seddon Homes have been granted outline planning permission for 30 homes on a 1.3 hectare greenfield site at Hassall Road, Alsager. The development was granted planning permission at Appeal in December 2013 following refusal by Cheshire East Council. Camlin Lonsdale landscape representations were central to matters considered at the Inquiry.

CL_office_outsideBWDecember 2013:  Camlin Lonsdale are recruiting for the positions of Director and Junior Landscape Architect, details of which can be found at on the the Landscape Institute’s website here.

Please send your application in electronic format to Christine Bennett, Office Manager at by 20th December 2013. We intend to hold interviews in the week commencing 6th January 2014.


Chapel_Context_smOctober 2013:  Outline planning approval obtained for Chapel-en-le-Frith residential scheme: As landscape masterplanners, Camlin Lonsdale led the development of proposals for this 105 unit scheme in the heart of Derbyshire and a stones throw from the Peak District National Park. Click here for further information.




Halton1July 2013:  Residents have now moved into Forgebank; our eco co-housing project planned, designed and built for social, economic and environmental resilience.  A recent ITV report on the scheme and it’s unique sustainable credentials can be seen here.



656-102RPlazaGAIllustrativeMay 2013:  Calls Wharf, Leeds mixed use scheme submitted to planning for client Marshall CDP; scheme includes new public realm access to riverside at the heart of the city centre.



March 2013:  Camlin Lonsdale lead public realm design for Exhibition Centre Liverpool; proposals strive to bring cohesion to the Kings Waterfront.





February 2013:  Camlin Lonsdale shortlisted for Crosby seafront public art commission.





January 2013:  Camlin Lonsdale’s Mark Wilding speaking at International Conference for Sustainable Housing.



December 2012:  External Pre-start conditions have now been discharged for Grade II Listed Chichester Festival Theatre. Enabling Demolition to commence shortly.