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Project Name:
Huntsmans Quarry - Con
Client:
Huntsmans Quarry
Year:
Nov 01, 2007
Keywords:
Cotswold Pennycress, Badger, Breeding Birds, Great Crested Newt
Summary:
Our role: In 2003 Ecosulis were commissioned by Huntsmans Quarry to undertake ecological surveys associated with the proposed phased extraction of further ...

Our role: In 2003 Ecosulis were commissioned by Huntsmans Quarry to undertake ecological surveys associated with the proposed phased extraction of further material from the Kineton Thorns site and the subsequent re-instatement of the land back to agriculture. Surveys included an extended Phase 1 habitat survey with recommendations for great crested newt survey, Cotswold pennycress survey, badger survey and botanical survey.

As a result of these surveys the following works were undertaken:

  • Application for a great crested newt Natural England development licence
  • Implementation of associated mitigation works, including erection of temporary and permanent great crested newt fencing, installation of pitfall traps and great crested new translocation exercise
  • Enhancement of site lake and ponds, habitat management and destructive searches
  • Identification of areas that support Cotswold pennycress (a rare species in Britain protected under Schedule 8 of the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981)
  • Contribution to an agricultural management plan aimed at protecting Cotswold pennycress in the long term
  • Ongoing surveys of great crested newt populations

 

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