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 schemes.
Greenspace Ecological Solutions were excited to work with the local landscape architects, AllenScotts, in the creation of the Crawter’s Brook People’s Park, Crawley. A green space provided for workers from within the surrounding industrial estate, completion in 2015 saw the project shortlisted for the British Business Improvement Districts’ (BIDs) Proud Projects Awards. The project further going on to become Highly Commended by the Landscape Institute in 2016.
Having been commissioned, Greenspace were requested to give advice on ways to maximise the ecological credentials of the site.
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.
Located in the heart of the Kent Countryside, Cottage Farms Ltd. approached Greenspace Ecological Solutions to assist with their plans to become the top fruit packing hub for local and international fruit packing. Consulting closely with the associated benefactors, saw the ecological work successfully achieved, this securing the £3.4m investment required to facilitate the build.
GES conducted a range of ecological services, ranging from reptile and great crested newt presence/likely absence surveys to habitat management plans. The surveys identified a low population of great crested newts and a medium population of common lizards within the habitats to be affected.
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.
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.