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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] 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...

[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 Riviera Holiday Park is located on the southern edge of Brixham, South Devon and owned by Park Holiday UK. It is dominated by single-storey chalet buildings but also includes areas of car parking, amenity grassland and recreational facilities....

[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 baseline survey and ecological impact assessment (EcIA) services for this large residential development in Peterborough that was granted planning permission in 2013. During the scoping stage of the EcIA, the potential for two species of butterfly,...

[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 appointed by the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and the London Borough of Croydon to carry out surveys of 29 schools as part of the Government’s ‘Building Schools for the Future’ (BSF) programme.  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 The discovery of an otter spraint near a hole in a working face of a gravel pit in Oxford, led us to conclude that the hole was potentially in active use as a holt.  The gravel pit was...