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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Overview At a wind farm site in Wales, terrain analysis and visibility modelling was used to determine the best vantage points for winter bird surveys in support of a wind farm development. Challenge BSG Ecology was commissioned to collect baseline ornithological...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Overview BSG Ecology has provided ecological support to Magnox Ltd in the decommissioning of nuclear plants at Hinkley Point, Winfrith, Berkeley, and Oldbury. These projects have all needed Habitats Regulations Assessment as well as wider ecological support. Flexibility and...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Overview Monitoring of nightjar at Pen y Cymoedd wind farm found no evidence of displacement of territorial birds. Five nests were located, the closest of which was within 60 m of the base of a turbine. BSG Ecology designed,...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Background 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...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Background BSG Ecology was commissioned by LDA Design to provide ecological support for a solar park near Highbridge in Somerset. The site, known as Watchfield Lawn, consists of two parcels of land in the Somerset Levels.  The habitats on site...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Background In 2013 Blue Energy finished constructing a wind farm at Wandylaw Farm, Northumberland.  The development consists of 10 Repower MM92 wind turbines, each turbine being 125m high to the tip of the blade.  When fully operational the development...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Background In July 2012 planning permission was obtained for a six turbine wind farm near the of village Winwick, Northamptonshire. BSG Ecology (BSG) provided ecological advice and support to the developer, E.ON, throughout the planning process. Our role in the...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Background Since August 2014 BSG Ecology has been using thermal imaging cameras to determine the nocturnal distribution of golden plover Pluvialis apricaria on a proposed wind farm site. Carrying out nocturnal surveys for birds has always been challenging. With less specialised (typical)...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Background A baseline water quality survey was carried out to inform a planning application for a proposed solar farm site in Cornwall. BSG Ecology was also involved in the production of an ecological impact assessment, landscape and ecology management...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Background A planning application for a wind farm at Garreg Lwyd Hill near Llanbadarn Fynydd (Powys) was submitted to Powys County Council in 2008.   A separate application was submitted for highways upgrades and associated works to facilitate access to...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Background In November 2014 E.ON submitted a planning application for a 26 turbine wind farm at Loch Urr, near Moniaive, Dumfries & Galloway.  BSG Ecology provided support to E.ON throughout the process, completing all baseline ornithological and wider ecological...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Background A planning application for a 30 turbine wind farm between the villages of Llanbrynmair and Llanerfyl (Powys), was submitted to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in 2009 by Renewable Energy Systems (RES) Ltd. An objection...