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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 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 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...

[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 Broxbourne Borough Council to provide an evidence base for four ‘Areas of Search’ to be allocated for development in their emerging Local Plan. The four Areas of Search covered a combined area of about 7km2 with...

[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 Nike Group is progressing with a planning application for a large-scale mixed use development on over 33ha of former pasture land to the west of Bracknell, Berkshire. Bracknell Forest Council (BFC) supports the principle of development on 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 Garsington Opera is an annual summer festival founded in 1989 by Leonard Ingrams; until recently it was set within the gardens of his home – Garsington Manor, Oxfordshire. Since 2011 it has been held in Wormsley Park, home 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 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 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 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...

[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 Blenheim Park, near Woodstock, Oxfordshire, is notified a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), and comprises an extensive area of ancient oak-dominated pasture woodland and a lake, which is one of the largest areas of open water in...

[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 undertakes a wide range of ecology work on estates.  This allows estate managers to align management operations with wildlife legislation, and maximises wildlife conservation gain.  Several examples of work undertaken working alongside Nicholsons Forestry are detailed...