Project manager providing technical review, advice and guidance on implementation and monitoring of licensed long-term great crested newt mitigation measures at the former Bickershaw colliery near Wigan.
The project will regenerate the former Bickershaw colliery site and provide 650 new homes as well as a new marina, country park and other leisure opportunities. Construction of the infrastructure and new marina was completed in June 2011.
The project won North West Sustainability Project of the Year 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.
Provided technical review, advice and guidance in relation to implementation and monitoring of licensed bat mitigation measures at the Venture East site, part of the largest regeneration project in Birmingham.
The first phase of development, Hotel la Tour, opened on 26th March 2012.
Provided technical review, advice and guidance to project team in relation to implementation and monitoring of long-term bat licence to facilitate ongoing maintenance of the Merseyway Bridge, which carries the River Mersey under Stockport town centre. The Merseyway shopping centre is built on top of the bridge.
The concrete structure of the bridge provides a large, long, dark tunnel through which the river flows; ideal conditions for bat roosting. The site supports numerous Daubenton’s bats throughout the year. As at December 2011, monitoring of the bat population showed that the ongoing maintenance works were having no observable detrimental effects on the bats.
Provided technical review, advice and guidance to project team in relation to construction of the Hard Shoulder Running Scheme between junctions 10 and 13 of the M1. The scope of ecological work included provision of Ecological Clerk of Works and implementation of great crested newt licensed works. Also participated in the works as part of the team of accredited agents undertaking licensed great crested newt trapping.
Construction work on the site has now been completed and the scheme is operational; visit the Highways Agency for more details.
Provided technical review, guidance and advice in relation to great crested newt and bat surveys, licensing and mitigation implementation for refurbishment and renewal of parts of the Stocken Prison site, Rutland.
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.