LISW December Newsletter

December 2018



End of 2018 Newsletter

Dear Members


As we near the end of the year, the LISW Committee would like to thank all those who have been involved in LISW activities during 2018 and who have helped support our events, arranged P2C Surgeries, attended Careers Fairs on our behalf and participated in policy discussions.  It has been great to meet so many of you during the year and we look forward to seeing you again, along with plenty of new faces, at our events during 2019!


Following the departure of several members of the committee, we will be looking for new committee members at our 2019 AGM, particularly in the roles of secretary and events officer.  If you would like to get involved or support the committee, in whatever capacity, please get in touch!

LISW Cornwall Christmas Drinks, Tuesday 18th Dec 2018, From 5pm

The LISW Cornwall Group are holding their usual pre-Christmas drinks get together on 18th December, from 5pm at Sonder, 6 Prince’s St, Truro TR1 2ES.  Please if you would like to join us so we can make sure we have a large enough area for everyone to socialise.  There is the option to have food, if people would like to – please let Birgit know in advance whether you are likely to have food.  The LISW will pay for your first drink.  After a number of successful Cornwall-based events this year, we look forward to seeing you there for some festive cheer!

CDM Differently: The application of the CDM Regulations for Landscape Professionals,

Friday 18th January 2019 2pm- 5pm

This seminar, presented by Colin Moore, will consider developments in design risk management techniques over the past 20 years, and discuss the duties various parties are given by the CDM Regulations, including what landscape architects need to do when they are, and when they are not, the Principal Designer as well as the application of the regulations to landscape and maintenance works.  Please click here or below for more information and to book a place.

Rounded Rectangle: Book a ticket for CDM Differently seminar

Role and Purpose of Design Review Panels: Landscape Architects, Thursday 28th February 2019 6pm- 7.30pm

The LISW is hosting a panel debate and Q+A session about the role and purpose of design reviews with a focus on landscape architects.  Design review by an independent panel of experts is an increasing part of the pre-application planning process now embedded in the NPPF, where the expertise of landscape architects is much needed to help steer and inform future development.  The event will be held in Exeter and panellists include review members for the Bristol Urban Design Forum and Creating Excellence South West.

Rounded Rectangle: Book a ticket for Design Review Panels event

LI Awards 2018 in the South West

The LI Awards took place in November and a number of South West practices were among the winners, including:

  • Forest of Imagination – Grant Associates – Winner: Design for a Temporary Landscape
  • Residential Regeneration at Poole Park Road, Barne Barton, Plymouth – Clifton Emery Design – Winner: Urban Design and Masterplanning
  • Hub (in collaboration with B|D Landscape Architects) – Winner: Client of the Year
  • Met Office Science Park – Stride Treglown – Highly Commended: Science, Management and Stewardship
  • Exmoor’s Ambition – Rural Focus (UK) Ltd – Highly Commended: Landscape Policy and Research

LI Council Update from the Branch Representative

Thank you to all those who responded to our request for feedback and input to the topics discussed at the November LI Council following the last newsletter and via the online questionnaire.  Thoughts from the membership form a valuable contribution to Council meetings.  Matters discussed included:

  • The composition of the Council and Code of Conduct – both to be reviewed.
  • International Strategy – Council agreed to explore further how our range of international involvement and activity could be developed to our members’ benefit.
  • Policy & Influencing – presentations were heard from other organisations, such as IEMA, on the need for strategic partnerships on key issues, providing evidence on high profile matters and focussing on fewer, important issues where we can really make a difference.
  • Also considered were: a joined-up approach to technical matters; developing measurement of value and natural capital; assisting young graduates; and ways to look back/forward and celebrate the LI’s 90th Birthday next year!

Finally, congratulations to candidates who successfully completed their P2C this year! As ever, if you have an idea for an LISW event near you, or have any contributions for future newsletters, do let us know on or via the social media links below.

Wishing warm seasonal greetings and a peaceful new year to all our members.


Best wishes




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