During 2013 we worked with Thomson Ecology to assist our client, a multi-disciplinary civil engineering and building contractor, with great crested newt (GCN) survey and mitigation works along a 14.5km cable route.
The cable route will take power from Westermost Rough offshore wind farm to a sub-station in Preston, near Hull.
Following the great crested newt surveys of nearly 50 ponds undertaken by Thomson Ecology, our works included:
- Erection of over 6km of temporary amphibian fencing.
- Installation of over 1100 pitfall traps and refugia.
- The removal of hedgerows along the route prior to fence installation.