Residential Development, Uckfield – Successful Mitigation

Posted by Jo Neville CEnv MIEEM BSc on 2/08/2011

As construction progresses at the Eastbourne Road development, ecological monitoring of retained and newly created habitats, and protection measures such as fencing continues. This season’s monitoring shows continued use of the ponds on site by great crested newt, and a second successful year for the recently installed bat boxes, which were used by brown long-eared last year, and pipistrelle this year.

Ecosulis’s countryside management (ecm) team are also continuing with maintenance of the temporary amphibian exclusion fencing on site, and have reported that the transplanted hedgerow is doing well. Further enhancements proposed by the ecm team this year include additional pond planting and creation of underground bat roosts.