WYG took over this project from another ecological consultant. My role included:
- technical review of previous ecology work
- advice to the client on appropriate mitigation design
- liaison with the project team and consultees
- production of a comprehensive ecological impact assessment report for the revised scheme to support the planning application
The project received outline planning permission in 2009. The development was initially set to be funded by the NWDA; in fact, the funding timetable dictated the timing of the planning application process. Unfortunately, funding for the scheme was withdrawn in July 2010 due to the winding-down of the NWDA and Lancaster City Council are currently exploring alternative funding opportunities.