Tag Archives: red squirrel

Clocaenog Forest Wind Farm EIA, Denbighshire (2007-9)

Whilst at WYG, I was heavily involved in this project.  My role was to co-ordinate and supervise non-avian ecological surveys and reporting including:

  • Phase 1 habitat survey
  • NVC survey
  • great crested newt survey
  • otter and water vole survey
  • badger survey
  • dormouse survey

I led survey teams for all of the above surveys except dormouse.

After I left WYG, the ecological surveys and reports I co-ordinated were used to inform the Environmental Statement for the scheme.  The project is currently with the Infrastructure Planning Committee and further information can be found on the developer’s website.

Harestanes Wind Farm, Dumfries & Galloway (2006)

This 71-turbine wind farm has been consented and construction is well under way at the time of writing with completion expected in 2014; the developer is already considering extending the site to the north with a further 19 turbines.

I produced the ecological impact assessment chapter of the Supplementary Environmental Information document requested during the consenting process.  This document analysed potential impacts on blanket bog, red squirrel, otter, water vole, bats and pine marten.  It also included assessment of potential cumulative impacts with other wind farm proposals in the region.