Manchester Airport Group (MAG):
Over many years in excess of 50 ponds have been surveyed across MAG’s land ownership, with seven licence applications successfully granted and implemented by Pennine Ecological. Survey projects have included a new aircraft hanger at the Aviation Viewing Park housing Concorde. The 43 hectare Government Enterprise Zone, World Logistics Hub and a series of ponds airside adjacent to Runway 2 and a hotel / car park development at Runger Lane. Take a look at our Case Study example at the airport for further details.
Chorley Borough Council: Hic Bibi Nature Reserve, Coppull
Pennine Ecological have monitored this site annually since 1996, undertaking numerous great crested newt surveys and population monitoring. We acquired a Natural England Conservation Licence for this important high population colony near Chorley. The sites ponds were threatened by natural colonisation and drying out. We created three ponds, new habitats and several large hibernacula.
Parsons Brinkerhoff: M6 / M55 /M65: MIDAS Communications upgrade
We undertook baseline ecological surveys for this important upgrade of overhead motorway communications in Lancashire. This work included extensive GCN surveys either side of the Motorway and implementation of a precautionary measures GCN Method Statement.
Highways England: A5 / M6 toll road improvement scheme, Leicester
We undertook extensive baseline ecological surveys including GCN surveys for this important national road project.
Highways England: A1(M) Motorway Upgrade Darrington to Dishforth DBFO Project
We undertook baseline ecological surveys for this important Highways England upgrade of the A1 in North Yorkshire. This work included GCN surveys and implementation of mitigation measures for this protected species.
National Grid:Samlesbury – Helmhore: 30km New Gas Pipeline
Pennine Ecological undertook baseline ecological surveys for this major engineering project across the heart of Lancashire. In addition to many other ecological issues we obtained Natural England GCN licences for the project. The work involved the installation of over 18km of newt fencing and clearance / exclusion of the species from working areas.
Lancashire County Council – Broughton By-pass, Preston
Pennine Ecological have been involved in this scheme from its early planning days in the mid 1990s. We undertook baseline ecological surveys including surveys of approximately 40 ponds alongside the route. The scheme is now complete and the road open. Under GCN licence held by ourselves, we continue to monitor the population which is thriving in newly created ponds.
Natural England: Great Crested Newt Survey at Ainsdale Sand Dunes NNR for the Dynamic Dunescapes (DuneLIFE) project
Pennine Ecological undertook extensive dune slack surveys of over 40 slacks/ponds within the Ainsdale Sand Dunes National Nature Reserve during the 2021 survey season. The aims of this survey were to assess the population size class of the species across the reserve. This data is being used by Natural England to inform important dune management work aimed at enhancing populations of key species such as; natterjack toad, sand lizard and great crested newt. The survey method was restricted to night time torch surveys to avoid aquatic disturbance of breeding natterjacks for which the site supports the highest UK population. The surveys revealed a high population of great crested newts to be present with >150 adults being recorded on several of the six visits undertaken between April and June.