Project Success Example: Bat Surveys

Ciaran PowerProtected Species Surveys

After working closely with our client and the planning consultant planning permission was granted for 3 residential dwellings on the site of a former vacant pub in Manchester. Our ecology team carried out a daytime inspection of the building for its potential to support bats and then carried out nocturnal bat surveys to determine that no bats were roosting within … Read More

Project Success Example: Large Residential Development

Ciaran PowerEcology

We recently assisted a client with clearing a former golf course for a large residential development which involved felling a number of trees as well as scrub clearance. To ensure no nesting birds were harmed during site clearance, our ecologists conducted thorough checks of trees and scrubs to locate any active nests. When active nests were discovered, trees were taped … Read More

Project Success Example: Extension Proposal

Ciaran PowerLandscape

We recently assisted a client in securing consent for a proposed extension with basement, in the vicinity of a large protected tree. With the client facing the prospect of a flat-out refusal for the proposal, we put forward a method statement for the exploratory hand dig of small trial holes along the line of the proposed foundation. This was undertaken … Read More

Project Success Example: Management Plan for Trees and Woodland

Ciaran PowerTrees

We recently assisted a client in identifying and formulating a management plan for trees and woodland across a number of developer-retained public open spaces, following the successful development of a site in greater Manchester. We were able to identify immediate works and provide advice for a long-term strategy that would prove beneficial for the trees, the local amenity and the … Read More