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Some of our more interesting and challenging projects are summarised below. They demonstrate application of our experience to a wide range of situations.

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  • Ecological Advice for Sustainable Extension of City

    BSG Ecology has been working on proposals for the Great Haddon urban extension on the southern edge of Peterborough for over eight years. Peterborough City Council granted outline planning permission for this significant development in 2013 and construction of the infrastructure is nearing completion and site is now occupied by tenants with more units on the way.

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  • Old Beaupre Castle

    Old Beaupre Castle is a medieval manor house, modified during the Tudor period, set in rolling pastoral farmland near Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan. It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument (SAM) and Grade 1 listed building, and is under the care of Cadw, the historic environment service of the Welsh Assembly Government. BSG Ecology has a well-established working relationship with Cadw, who got in touch when they secured funding to carry out restoration works at Old Beaupre.

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  • Chiltern Railways Improvement Works – Bicester to Oxford, great crested newt translocation.

    The railway infrastructure between Oxford and Bicester upgrade, as part of Network Rail’s wider East-West Rail Link, will re-establish a direct connection between Cambridge and Oxford. The Oxford to Bicester section, operated by Chiltern Railways will be upgraded from a single-track bi-directional line, to two lines capable of supporting trains travelling at faster speeds. As well as embankment works, the scheme also requires the provision of road bridges and additional siding works. Along the route of the line are extensive ditch networks and these sit within a landscape well known for its widespread populations of great crested newt, a European Protected Species (EPS).

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  • Manor Farm Quarry Extension, Gloucestershire

    BSG Ecology was commissioned by Aggregate Industries UK Limited to provide ecological advice regarding a minerals planning application for the expansion of an existing quarry in Gloucestershire. The proposed expansion will involve the extraction of 3.2 million tonnes of sand and gravel with the primary aim of ensuring continuity of aggregates supply in and around the Cotswold region.

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  • Castell Coch

    BSG Ecology has been providing ecological support and advice to CADW, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service, on a number of important projects in Wales since 2007. These have included the conservation and refurbishment of a number of historic buildings, including Bishop’s Palace (St. David’s, Pembrokeshire), Coity Castle, Kidwelly Castle, Caerphilly Castle, Laugharne Castle, Beaupre Castle, Neath Abbey, Dinefwr Castle and Castell Coch.

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  • Winwick Wind Farm

    In July 2012 planning permission was obtained for a six turbine wind farm near the village Winwick, Northamptonshire. BSG Ecology (BSG) provided ecological advice and support to the developer, E.ON, throughout the planning process.

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  • Wandylaw Wind Farm

    In 2013 Blue Energy finished constructing a wind farm at Wandylaw Farm, Northumberland. The wind farm has been constructed on pasture farmland, but some turbines are on heather moorland and close to areas of plantation woodland. These habitats, and the site’s proximity to the protected Northumberland coast, presented certain ecological and ornithological challenges during the project planning and impact assessment stages.

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