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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 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...

[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 Cadw to undertake a botanical survey of Chepstow Castle in south east Wales. This revealed a nationally rare plant, known as lobed maidenhair spleenwort Asplenium trichomanes spp. pachyrachis, growing in many places on the castle walls. This...

[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 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 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 A planning application for a 30 turbine wind farm between the villages of Llanbrynmair and Llanerfyl (Powys), was submitted to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in 2009 by Renewable Energy Systems (RES) Ltd. An objection...

[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 undertake an Extended Phase 1 survey of an existing College campus site in Merthyr Tydfil. The survey was required to provide supporting information for a planning application for the re-development of the 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 BSG Ecology was commissioned by Monmouthshire County Council (MCC)  to provide a Phase 1 habitat survey of a small area of former arable land adjacent to the Raglan Highways Depot to inform a planning application for a car...

[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 Wernick Buildings proposed to relocate its manufacturing base to Kenfig Industrial Estate, near Port Talbot, and submitted plans to extend an access road along the eastern side of the existing Orion building. An ecology survey report previously produced...

[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 instructed by Juno Energy to undertake an ecological survey and assessment of a small afforested site near Swansea. The proposal concerned the development of a 1 MW photovoltaic array within an area of commercial forestry (grown...