This project originally consisted of an ecology, air quality, hydrology, drainage, and waste management assessment to support an ES for the proposed re-development of a site at Hartland Park.
This involved the development and updating of an environmental management plan to cover the translocation of fragmented heathland and acid grassland into a SINC protected area, in addition to the translocation of reptiles.
We also undertook the ecological assessment of the installation of an acoustic barrier to protect residential property from traffic noise associated with the proposed development.
We provided support for an appeal in relation to the non-determination of an outline planning application; the appeal was successful. Cascade prepared briefing notes including advice on proofs of evidence, a presentation to the planning committee and an HRA in relation to a Special Protection Area (SPA) located 300m from the proposed development site.
As part of our support to the client, we successfully liaised with the local authority, Natural England and a Wildlife Trust.