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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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  • 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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  • Temple Hill Wind Farm – RWE Npower Renewables

    BSG Ecology provided ecological support and advice to RWE Npower Renewables, and a team of consultants led by Stephenson Halliday (the environmental consultancy responsible for co-ordinating the Environmental Impact Assessment), during the preparation and submission of a planning application for a five turbine wind farm in Lincolnshire.

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