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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] Overview The client required an extended Phase 1 survey to inform site investigations ahead of the recapping of a former landfill in the Swansea Valley. We completed a site survey, provided initial advice and produced a Preliminary Ecological Appraisal...

[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 assisted West Cumbria Mining in securing planning permission for a new deep mine and processing facility, near Whitehaven, Cumbria. We provided wide-ranging support to the project; co-ordinating detailed consultation and survey work and drawing together technical...

[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 In Roade, Northamptonshire, following translocation of reptiles to a locally-secured and prepared receptor site, monitoring has demonstrated an increase in lizard numbers after three years, as well as colonisation by grass snake and glow-worm.  Our work in securing...

[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 to survey a series of derelict farm buildings, known as Totterdown Farm Barns, for signs of bat activity. One of the barns was in a derelict state when we visited it, with an unlined...

[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 to provide ecological advice on the design of two brown roofs for development phases 1 and 2 at Woolwich Arsenal in London. We provided guidance on the features to be incorporated into the final...

[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 Derbyshire County Council Property Services Division to assist in the design of a green roof at The Derbyshire ECO Centre in Derbyshire as part of the development for a new educational building that...

[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 Hamels Park Farm is located in the open countryside to the west of the A10 near Puckeridge, Hertfordshire. The development site comprised a number of redundant agricultural buildings within a former farmyard which were likely to fall further...

[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 Peter Brett Associates LLP, working on behalf of Dandara, engaged BSG Ecology to provide ecological survey and assessment work for a proposal to develop a plot of land at St Saviour, Jersey, for residential purposes.  This was a...

[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 Covanta Energy Limited (Covanta) plans to build and operate a 65MWe Resource Recovery Facility (RRF) at Rookery Pit in Bedfordshire which is owned by O&H Properties Ltd. The site comprises two former clay extraction pits: the northern pit...