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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 BSG Ecology were appointed by Centrica Business Solutions to provide information to help discharge ecological planning conditions relating to the delivery of a consented Combined Heat and Power (CHP) unit development at Becton Dickinson Vacutainer Systems, Plymouth. 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] Overview BSG Ecology led the ecological input to the BREEAM assessment for a unified new breast care unit at Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr, Caerphilly. This enabled the Health Board to adopt an approach to development and management that will help...

[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 and the Floodplain Meadows Partnership (FMP) were commissioned by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to identify locations in Gwent with potential for restoring and enhancing floodplains. A GIS model was developed to help identify potential areas where floodplain...

[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 provided ecological support to Monmouthshire County Council to assist them in efficiently progressing their planning caseload. Advice on over 100 planning applications was provided between November 2020 and March 2021 by a BSG staff member working...

[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 completed survey of cliff vegetation using roped access and drone survey techniques. The approach to the work was agreed with Natural Resources Wales. In the event the cable route from the proposed tidal energy project needs...

[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 provided ecological and ornithological survey, assessment and stakeholder consultation services to RES in relation to their seven turbine Upper Ogmore wind farm scheme. Nature conservation stakeholder feedback on the draft EcIA was positive. The scheme is now...

[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 worked with the Tawnywood project team to identify and deliver a biodiversity solution in relation to a large-scale land reclamation project at their Hartington site, Derbyshire. Reaching a solution was complex due to the range of...

[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 need for remedial works to Grassholme Reservoir had the potential for significant adverse effects on important ecological features including woodland, freshwater habitats, protected species and statutory designated sites. BSG Ecology worked with nature conservation stakeholders and the Northumbrian...

[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 provided support to Leisure Resorts Ltd (and a previous landowner), allowing them to overcome complex great crested newt licensing issues during the build out of the Ullswater Heights Holiday Park, near Penrith, Cumbria. We agreed 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] Overview BSG Ecology applied their knowledge of bats and experience and understanding of species licencing to avoid potentially lengthy and costly delays to a residential development where bats, including greater horseshoe, were unexpectedly discovered. Challenge During a residential development project in...

[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 produced a site-wide Habitat Enhancement and Management Plan for Caerphilly Castle. This has enabled Cadw to adopt an approach to development and estate management that will help deliver their obligations under the Wellbeing of Future Generations...

[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 Monmouthshire County Council to produce a Green Infrastructure Management Plan.  A key element of the plan was delivering benefits to the hazel dormouse population of St Diall’s Wood, as funding for the enhancement...