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Badger Survey & Mitigation
l Bat Barn Inspection l Bat Surveys & Mitigation l Bats & Wind Energy Developments l BREEAM Code for Sustainable Homes l Ecological Impact Assessment l GIS l Great Crested Newt Survey & Mitigation l Long-term Monitoring & Management l Ornithological Surveys l Phase 1 Habitat & Scoping Survey l Rail Network – Hackbridge l Rail Network – Network Rail l Reptile & Badger Surveys & Mitigation l Reptile Survey & Mitigation l Water Vole Survey & Mitigation l Wind Energy

Badger Survey & Mitigation – A1073 Eye to Spalding:
A full badger survey including bait marking was undertaken for a road improvement scheme. This enabled appropriate and cost efficient mitigation to be undertaken including underpasses beneath the new road.
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Bat Barn Inspection – Lodge Farm:
Bat surveys of barns to assess bat activity prior to development. Results were used to inform recommendations to prevent disturbance to bats roosting at the site and to maintain the higher quality features for bats on the site. (click here to download document)

Bat Surveys & Mitigation – Clapton Hall Barns:
Bat surveys to assess bat activity within a complex of agricultural buildings. Mitigation options were developed for a number of species to support a “European Protected Species” Mitigation Licence application.
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Bats & Wind Energy Developments – Seven Trent Water:
Bat surveys were undertaken as part of ecological assessments for five separate on-shore wind energy projects, these included ‘at height’ surveys. Results enabled impact assessments to be undertaken at each of the sites.
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BREEAM Code for Sustainable Homes – Stevenage:
An ecological CSH assessment for the redevelopment of a piece of land was undertaken by a ‘Suitably Qualified Ecologist’. Results allowed the provision of practical recommendations to protect and enhance the wildlife at the site.
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Ecological Impact Assessment – Ely Business Park:
Surveys were undertaken to assess the ecological impact of the development of a business park on agricultural land and to enable recommendations for best practice measures to enhance biodiversity at the site.
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GIS – Damhead Creek:
Winter bird surveys were undertaken and detailed maps produced to show the distributional patterns of birds within the creek at low and high tide. The work was commissioned because of the potential for development of land adjacent to the creek.
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Great Crested Newt Survey & Mitigation – Rutland Water:
A Great Crested Newt translocation from the development footprint to a newly created receptor site. Monitoring at the receptor site will continue for several years to ensure that the species is thriving in the new habitat.
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Long-term Monitoring & Management – Beddington Farmlands:
Long-term ecological monitoring of a sewage treatment and landfill site subject to planning conditions and biodiversity action plans, and ultimately, habitat restoration and creation.
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Ornithological Surveys – Powys, Wales
MKA Ecology was commissioned to carry ornithological surveys as part of an out ecological assessment of the potential impacts of a proposed multi-turbine wind energy development.
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Phase 1 Habitat & Scoping Survey – Aisle Valley Farm:
A Phase 1 Habitat and Protected Species Scoping survey and a desk study were undertaken to make a basic assessment of the habitats present at the site and their potential to support protected species prior to the creation of a wildlife pond.
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Rail Network – Hackbridge:
An inspection survey of a bridge to identify the presence or absence of bats prior to the construction of a new road bridge adjacent to Hackbridge Railway Station.
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Rail Network – Network Rail:
Protected Species Scoping surveys undertaken at railway stations throughout the Anglia and London regions, with additional specific features such as landscape assessments and invasive species surveys.
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Reptile & Badger Surveys & Mitigation – Fulston Manor Farm:
A reptile translocation involving the development of an orchard for residential homes. Over 1000 reptiles were moved during a 3 year period, with mitigation measures ‘built-in’ to development plans.
A full badger survey including bait marking revealed that two social groups of badgers were likely to be utilising the site and allowed accurate and cost efficient mitigation to be undertaken.
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Reptile Survey & Mitigation – Holborough Quarry:
A large-scale translocation project involving the development for housing of a former quarry. The project entailed the translocation of over 3000 reptiles and amphibians during a two-year period. Ongoing monitoring and management is also being undertaken.
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Water Vole Survey & Mitigation – A1073 Eye to Spalding:
Water vole surveys were undertaken for a road improvement scheme to assess the extent of activity in the area. Results enabled a comprehensive and cost efficient mitigation strategy to be put in place.
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Wind Energy – Seven Trent Water:
Ecological assessments have been undertaken for five separate wind energy projects for Seven Trent Water. Surveys have included habitat evaluation, flightline and breeding bird surveys, bat activity and ‘at height’ surveys, Badger, Water Vole, reptile and Great Crested Newt surveys.
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