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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 Old Beaupre Castle is a medieval manor house, modified during the Tudor period, set in rolling pastoral farmland near Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan. It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument (SAM) and Grade 1 listed building, 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] Background In 2010 BSG Ecology was appointed by Northumberland Estates Ltd to undertake baseline ecological surveys and provide ecological advice for a major new housing development proposal.  Following completion of a comprehensive range of surveys it became apparent 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 Ashridge Estate, which is owned and managed by the National Trust, covers 2,000 hectares of beech and oak woodland, commons and chalk downland nestled in the Chilterns Hills, Hertfordshire. Across the Estate are ponds of varying sizes, many...

[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 St Aidan’s Christian Brother School is located in Dublin 9, Republic of Ireland. On behalf of the Board of Management of St. Aidans Christian Brothers School, Sports Labs Ltd. submitted a planning application in 2014, for a new...

[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 The Walthamstow Wetland Project is a Heritage Lottery Funded (HLF) project that will lead to the provision of the largest urban wetland nature reserve in London.   The reserve will provide opportunities for local communities to have better access...

[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 The Football Association to provide ecological advice in relation to proposals to construct a new National Football Centre at a site near Burton Upon Trent in Staffordshire. BSG Ecology’s Role in the Project The first...

[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 has been working on proposals for the Great Haddon urban extension on the southern edge of Peterborough for over eight years. Peterborough City Council granted outline planning permission for this significant development in 2013 and construction...

[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 former sand quarry site is located within the Fenland of Cambridgeshire. Aggregate extraction ceased across the site several decades ago and it is still owned by a leading aggregate manufacturing company. In recent years the site has...

[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 has provided ecological advice and services to Oxford City Council (OCC) on a range of projects. In our work with OCC we have scoped and undertaken surveys to identify ecological constraints and confirm any mitigation, compensation...