Katy joined BSG Ecology in 2001. She has experience in a wide range of consultancy work including Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, Ecological Impact Assessment (EIA), Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA), devising mitigation strategies for a range of protected species, preparing ecological management and enhancement plans and advising on biodiversity gain. She undertakes surveys for a range of protected species including bats, great crested newt, reptiles and water vole, and holds scientific survey licences for bats and great crested newt. She is an accomplished and experienced project manager.
Katy is experienced in securing and implementing Natural England Bat Mitigation Licences for a range of clients including private developers, charitable organisations and local authorities. She has designed and helped deliver bespoke mitigation for projects including barn conversions, and those requiring work within Listed Buildings.
Katy is experienced in designing and supervising the creation of artificial badger setts, securing badger development licences and in monitoring badger setts using trail cameras.
Between 2004 and 2020 Katy has delivered ecological advice on planning and development control matters under contract to Derbyshire Wildlife Trust in relation to protected species, Local Wildlife Sites and nature conservation policy. This has included the appraisal of planning applications using her knowledge of best-practice survey guidance, legislation and planning guidance.
Prior to joining BSG Ecology, Katy completed a 6-month European Voluntary Service scheme in Sicily and was an Environmental Surveyor for 6 months, undertaking botanical surveys of trunk roads in Derbyshire.