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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 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...

[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 Taff Ely Wind Farm is a 20 turbine scheme that is owned by Beaufort Wind Ltd and operated by RWE Innogy UK Ltd (RWE), and located near Tonyrefail, Rhondda, South Wales.  The wind farm was built in 1993...

[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 habitat survey of a 24.5 hectare site near Wrexham by Renew Planning (on behalf of the Wynnstay Estate). The survey was required to provide supporting information for a...

[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 An application for a wind turbine at the Queen’s Dock, Swansea was granted at appeal in July 2015.  The turbine will generate electricity for port operations, with any excess power exported to the local grid network.  Ecological work...