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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 BSG Ecology was commissioned by LDA Design to provide ecological support for a solar park near Highbridge in Somerset. The site, known as Watchfield Lawn, consists of two parcels of land in the Somerset Levels.  The habitats on site...

[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 2013 Blue Energy finished constructing a wind farm at Wandylaw Farm, Northumberland.  The development consists of 10 Repower MM92 wind turbines, each turbine being 125m high to the tip of the blade.  When fully operational the development...

[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 July 2012 planning permission was obtained for a six turbine wind farm near the of village Winwick, Northamptonshire. BSG Ecology (BSG) provided ecological advice and support to the developer, E.ON, throughout the planning process. Our role in 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 BSG Ecology was commissioned to prepare and implement a method statement for the translocation of a small population of lizard orchid Himantoglossum hircinum on a brownfield site near Ramsgate, Kent. Planning permission had been granted for the development of a Waste...

[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 providing ecological support and advice to Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service, on a number of important projects in Wales since 2007. These have included the conservation and refurbishment of a number 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] Background BSG Ecology was commissioned by Aggregate Industries UK Limited to provide ecological advice regarding a minerals planning application for the expansion of an existing quarry in Gloucestershire. The proposed expansion will involve the extraction of 3.2 million tonnes...

[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 railway infrastructure between Oxford and Bicester upgrade, as part of Network Rail’s wider East-West Rail Link, will re-establish a direct connection between Cambridge and Oxford. The Oxford to Bicester section, operated by Chiltern Railways will be upgraded...

[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...