Tag Archives: invasive plants

Centro Midland Metro, Birmingham (2010-2011)

Provided technical review, advice and guidance to project teams undertaking update ecological surveys and producing Method Statements for ecological mitigation, including bats and reptiles.

Alexandra Park Restoration HLF Project, Manchester (2011)

Provided technical advice, review and guidance to the project team undertaking ecological appraisal, invasive species survey and bat survey of Alexandra Park, an urban park in Manchester.

The restoration plans were approved by the council and the HLF bid was successful, which means that over £4m will now be spent on restoring the park to its former glory.  The work on the park is due for completion in Summer 2014.

Stonebridge, London (2011)

Provided technical review, advice and guidance to project team undertaking invasive species survey and supervision of vegetation clearance in relation to invasive species and reptiles.

West Float, Birkenhead, Wirral (2010)

Provided technical review, advice and guidance to project team undertaking pre-remediation ecological surveys and providing supervision of vegetation clearance in relation to invasive species, breeding birds and reptiles.

Knoll Mill, Frenches Wharf, Greenfield, Oldham, Greater Manchester (2007-8)

I provided a range of ecological surveys and advice in relation to meeting planning conditions for a marina development incorporating a pub/restaurant, shops and small residential scheme.  Ecological issues considered included bats, Japanese knotweed, nesting birds, white-clawed crayfish and floating water-plantain.  I also provided a watching brief for water vole during construction of the marina, which is now open.

Mid-Cheshire College, Winsford, Cheshire (2007-2008)

Mid-Cheshire College identified the former Winsford Gas Works site as ideal for their new Winsford campus.  To support the planning application, my role included:

  • Extended Phase 1 habitat survey including potential bat roost survey
  • Japanese knotweed survey and advice
  • Reptile survey
  • NVC survey of grassland habitat
  • Badger survey
  • Preparation of final ecological appraisal report

The scheme was consented immediately and construction began on 2nd October 2008.  The new campus opened in September 2010 and has facilities for over 400 students.

Japanese knotweed survey, Wigan, Lancashire (2007)

Undertook Japanese knotweed survey of two sites in Wigan.