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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 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 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 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 In 1910 the Gateshead Corporation purchased part of the West Duddo Estate and a new 500 capacity asylum was subsequently built at the site, which is located to the south of the market town of Morpeth in Northumberland. ...

[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 Northumberland County Council proposed to construct a new road that would provide access to a new school and a housing development located on the southern edge of Alnwick, Northumberland.  A number of options were considered for the alignment...

[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 Sandstell Point area of Spittal, near Berwick upon Tweed, is a large brownfield site that has a long history of industrial use and fishing-related industry.  The site, which has been unoccupied for many years, was identified as...

[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 Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) is a key part of the development planning process, and in July 2013 Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council appointed BSG Ecology to complete a HRA of its draft Local Plan. BSG Ecology’s 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 has provided ecological advice and support to Northumbrian Water Limited since 2009, working on over 30 projects to date.  We have developed a comprehensive understanding of Northumbrian Water’s needs and a commercial awareness of their operational...

[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 During a routine inspection Northumbrian Water Operations found that a landslip had seriously damaged part of the surface water network on the southern edge of Peterlee, County Durham.  As a result the surface water sewer outfall that discharges...

[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 2007 BSG Ecology was appointed by Bellway Homes (North East) Ltd to provide ecological advice regarding the future development of the disused St Mary’s Hospital at Stannington, Northumberland. A comprehensive assessment of the site revealed that 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 Sunderland City Council (SCC) and South Tyneside Council (STC) are currently undertaking a Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA) in support of each of their respective emerging Local Plans. This is to assess the implications of each Local Plan 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 Our Newcastle team have been working with Northumberland Water Ltd (NWL) at Kielder Reservoir, to understand the location’s importance to bats. We are now helping NWL to make long term decisions about  how best to take account of...