We are pleased to have a large and varied client base ranging from statutory organisations, local authorities, architects and developers, as well as individual land and property owners. We have worked on projects including; town expansion schemes, park regenerations, residential and commercial developments, industrial farm builds, river bank maintenance projects, mineral and solar farm projects.
Please see below, examples of some projects we have had the pleasure to work on:
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council commissioned us to complete various ecological surveys on Grosvenor and Hilbert Park in order assist a large scale restoration project of the park, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Following these surveys we worked closely with Tunbridge Wells Borough Council to produce a Mitigation Strategy to ensure that the works were undertaken in a manner that was sensitive to the ecological interest of the park. We provided advice throughout the duration of the project and implemented elements of the Mitigation Strategy.
We were commissioned by a private homeowner in East Sussex to undertake an Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey of a small plot of land on their farm, the plot included a pair of semi-detached cottages, a barn and the surrounding garden. The survey was required to inform a planning application for the demolition of the cottages and barn followed by the erection of two new detached dwellings on the plot. In response the site was subject to a series of ecological surveys to assess the potential for habitats of ecological value and protected species to be impacted by the proposed. Due to the findings of the survey we then completed GCN, Reptiles and Bat Emergence Surveys to aid with planning.
These surveys were required by Kent County Council in advance of improvement works to a shared pedestrian and cycle path in order to establish the potential for otters and water voles to be impacted upon by these works. The project also presented significant opportunities to enhance the quality and extent of the suitable habitat for these species along this stretch of river in the long-term. We assisted KCC by conducting an otter and water vole survey along an 8km stretch of river using our ridged inflatable boat.
We were commissioned to complete reptile presence/likely absence surveys of two adjacent plots of land in Folkestone, Kent. The surveys were required in order to inform a planning application for the proposed construction of industrial units on the site. Following the completion of the reptile surveys and the subsequent approval of the planning application, we were commissioned to design and implement a mitigation strategy for the reptile species present. After discussions with Dover District Council, Natural England and the White Cliffs Countryside Partnership, it was agreed that the reptiles could be moved to an allocated receptor site within a nearby Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
We were commissioned by Baxter Homes to complete update bat emergence surveys of a detached house in Ascot, Berkshire in order to inform a European Protected Species Mitigation (EPSM) Licence application for the demolition of the building. This allowed for the construction of two detached properties and bat mitigation to be part of the projects design. An EPSM licence was required to enable the works to proceed in accordance with the legislation that protects bats and their roosts. We completed update surveys to ensure that the licence application was as robust as possible and that bat usage of the site had not significantly changed since previous surveys.