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Philippa has been a professional ecologist since 1990 and joined BSG Ecology in 2002. Philippa has worked on major infrastructure projects, brownfield re-development, housing and renewable energy projects. Philippa has carried out BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes assessments and has detailed experience of green and brown roof projects from design through to implementation and monitoring. She has developed good professional working relationships with a large number of clients and is an experienced project manager.
Philippa regularly prepares Ecology chapters for Environmental Statements and has experience of writing reports to inform Appropriate Assessments of projects and plans. Philippa has excellent working knowledge of current planning policy and guidance in relation to ecology including protected species.
Philippa specialises in protected species and particularly, in survey for and providing technical advice with regard to badger, water vole, reptiles and great crested newt. Philippa has successfully applied for development (mitigation) licences for badger, and regularly oversees mitigation strategies and post construction monitoring. She holds Natural England Scientific Survey Licences for great crested newt and bats and has held numerous Natural England European Protected Species Licences for development. She has undertaken small and large scale habitat surveys, including NVC survey and has provided advice in relation to complex ecological issues, habitat management and creation.
Philippa and her colleagues in Derbyshire are experienced in working with minerals operators across the region in support of reviewing and updating of old mineral planning permission conditions (ROMPs) applications, Consolidation planning applications and time extension applications; Planning applications for new extraction and for extensions to extraction at existing quarries; providing ecological advise on quarry restoration schemes and writing long-term habitat restoration and management plans. In addition Philippa is experienced at working with other disciplines such as hydrology and air quality consultants to gather necessary information to inform the preparation of Stage 1 Screening Assessments and Appropriate Assessments (under the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010) due to changing extraction requirements.
Philippa is also experienced in land management for its ecological value, in particular preparing site management plans for a wide variety of habitat types, co-ordination of plan implementation, drawing up technical briefs and specifications, working with contractors, farmers and volunteers.
Prior to joining BSG Ecology, Philippa led a Countryside team managing local authority owned land for nature conservation and worked in the voluntary sector.