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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 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...

[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 O&H Properties Ltd (O&H) owns a number of large former brick pits in the Marston Vale, Bedfordshire, which were created following the extraction of clay required for the brick-making industry. The Rookery is made up of two large...

[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 2008 BSG Ecology was invited to become part of the LDA-Hargreaves design team appointed to prepare a masterplan for the Olympic Park, within which the principal venues for the 2012 London Olympic Games will reside. This new landmark...

[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 Cadw to undertake a botanical survey of Chepstow Castle in south east Wales. This revealed a nationally rare plant, known as lobed maidenhair spleenwort Asplenium trichomanes spp. pachyrachis, growing in many places on the castle walls. This...

[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 limestone quarry in County Durham supplies high quality aggregate to the building sector.  The minerals company identified a continuing demand for this material, and this resulted in a proposal to extend the quarry to the east 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 BSG Ecology worked with Peter Brett Associates (PBA) on behalf of the Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to provide ecological advice regarding the demolition of 23 buildings prior to construction of a large scale residential development at Princess...