We believe in helping our clients to achieve solutions. Consultancy reports should not stop at a series of recommendations, but must include contacts, contracts or contractors to deliver them. To support this we work with a network of experienced contractors and also run our own small team to undertake specialist works. Frequently we offer a mix, with our own staff working in conjunction with specialist plant hire companies.
Our works have included:
- Habitat reinstatements for South West Water
- Wetland habitat creation, project managed for British Waterways, and also installed on our own land holdings
- Reptile fencing and translocation works
- Japanese Knotweed elimination
- Woodland track creation, including bridge construction
- Design and planting of a range of natural landscapes as parts of wider developments and for private landowners
We consulted widely locally to draw together a range of issues to seek to increase dwell time in the village and immediate area. Proposals included greater co-ordination of published walks and improved interpretation, to be implemented through the HLF funded “Moor than meets the eye” partnership project.
We initially provided a Japanese Knotweed Management Plan for the developer of 49 homes, enabling them to save thousands of pounds taking contaminated soil to landfill. We have gone on to implement a five year spraying programme, closely tailored to the build schedule, enabling all the contaminated soil to be treated on site. The contract has extended to dealing with sources of infestation on neighbouring properties to prevent recurrence.
Planning consents can involve major planting schemes and other habitat creation works to enhance settings and meet planning policy requirements. We not only plan and specify such schemes but can also implement them on the ground. Examples include native tree and shrub planting, wildflower meadows and wetland habitats as part of sustainable urban drainage schemes.