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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] Overview BSG Ecology led the ecological input to the BREEAM assessment for a unified new breast care unit at Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr, Caerphilly. This enabled the Health Board to adopt an approach to development and management that will help...

[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] Overview BSG Ecology and the Floodplain Meadows Partnership (FMP) were commissioned by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to identify locations in Gwent with potential for restoring and enhancing floodplains. A GIS model was developed to help identify potential areas where floodplain...

[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] Overview BSG Ecology provided ecological support to Monmouthshire County Council to assist them in efficiently progressing their planning caseload. Advice on over 100 planning applications was provided between November 2020 and March 2021 by a BSG staff member working...

[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] Overview BSG Ecology completed survey of cliff vegetation using roped access and drone survey techniques. The approach to the work was agreed with Natural Resources Wales. In the event the cable route from the proposed tidal energy project needs...

[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] Overview BSG Ecology provided ecological and ornithological survey, assessment and stakeholder consultation services to RES in relation to their seven turbine Upper Ogmore wind farm scheme. Nature conservation stakeholder feedback on the draft EcIA was positive. The scheme is now...

[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] Overview BSG Ecology produced a site-wide Habitat Enhancement and Management Plan for Caerphilly Castle. This has enabled Cadw to adopt an approach to development and estate management that will help deliver their obligations under the Wellbeing of Future Generations...

[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 Monmouthshire County Council to produce a Green Infrastructure Management Plan.  A key element of the plan was delivering benefits to the hazel dormouse population of St Diall’s Wood, as funding for the enhancement...

[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] Overview BSG Ecology was asked by Sero Homes to provide ecological support for their proposal to build 35 Zero carbon homes at Parc Hadau, Pontardawe. We undertook early consultation with the local planning authority, completed a range of ecological...

[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] Overview BSG Ecology was contracted by BAM Construction to discharge pre-commencement ecological conditions and secure a European Protected Species Mitigation Licence to allow a flagship new school in Powys to be built in accordance with project timelines.  We successfully...

[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] Overview At a wind farm site in Wales, terrain analysis and visibility modelling was used to determine the best vantage points for winter bird surveys in support of a wind farm development. Challenge BSG Ecology was commissioned to collect baseline ornithological...

[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] Overview Monitoring of nightjar at Pen y Cymoedd wind farm found no evidence of displacement of territorial birds. Five nests were located, the closest of which was within 60 m of the base of a turbine. BSG Ecology designed,...

[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] Overview The client required an extended Phase 1 survey to inform site investigations ahead of the recapping of a former landfill in the Swansea Valley. We completed a site survey, provided initial advice and produced a Preliminary Ecological Appraisal...