Clients and Projects to date

This page sets out the type of enterprises we work for and lists most of our projects to date.

Clients 


Dave Bentley Ecology Services works directly for a wide range of clients:

  •                Householders
  •                Community Groups
  •                Farmers, Fisheries and Equestrian Centres
  •                Other Land Management/ Recreation sites
  •                Local Authorities
  •                Government Offices and Agencies
  •                Educational Establishments
  •                Geologists and Engineers
  •                Established businesses wishing to expand
  •                Utility Companies
  •                Developers and Construction Companies
We also work with intermediate bodies:
  •                Other Ecologists
  •                Large Environmental Consultancies
  •                Town Planners, Surveyors and Architects


Projects


* = Work carried out as sub-contractors for other ecologists, environmental consultancies or town planners etc.


Householders

Byatt - The Cabin, Cheshire East - Great Crested Newt evaluation on single house redevelopment site.

Earlam - Woodside Barn, Rixton, Warrington District,Cheshire - pond survey for children's nursery.

Fields - Cheshire East, Cheshire - Great Crested Newt survey for proposed pigeon lofts.

Gilded Hollins – Bolton, Greater Manchester – Pond surveys in relation to barn conversion.

Haigh, Scissett - Kirklees District, West Yorkshire - GCN assessment and Reasonable Avoidance Measuresfor house extension.

Hays - Bury, Greater Manchester - Reasonable avoidance measures for Great Crested Newts in large house extension.

Hayward – Wigan, Greater Manchester – assistance with newt issues in relation to planning application for redevelopment of large garden.

Marsland Green - Wigan, Greater Manchester - Great Crested Newt survey in advance of house extension.

PJKI Ltd. - Cheshire East, Cheshire - late season newt survey for planning application for redevelopment of country house and estate.

Power - Bury, Greater Manchester - letter helping client deal wth false claims of Great Crested Newts from neighbours re planning application.

Smith - Cheshire East, Cheshire - Great Crested Newt survey in advance of large house extension.

Springmeadow – Oldham, Greater Manchester – Pond survey for single plot developer.

Tector - Bury, Greater Manchester - appraisal of house extension for newts at Black Lane SBI.

White - Fylde, Lancashire - Pond survey for single house plot in large garden.

Whitfield - Bury, Greater Manchester - Pond and garden survey for new bungalows.


Community Groups

Action Against Kingswater Park – Tameside, Greater Manchester – Amphibian and invertebrate surveys and expert witness at inquiry.

Ainsworth Community Association – Bury, Greater Manchester – Pond surveys assisting designation of protected status and refusal of consent for unpopular development.

Barracks Lodge Community Association – Bury, Greater Manchester – Full pond surveys to rebut development proposals, assisting with organisation, advice on campaigning and pond management works for large population of Great Crested Newts.

Cemetery Road Allotment Holders - Bury, Greater Manchester - Pond surveys to rebut developers proposals and protect allotments.

Gee Cross Action – Tameside, Greater Manchester – Assisting with the objection to a major planning application.

Keep Aughton Green - Parrs Lane, Aughton - Ecological appraisal for resident group local plan objection.

North Radcliffe Anti-coal Campaign – Bury, Greater Manchester – Ecological and hydrological surveys on proposed opencast coal site contributing to refusal of planning consent and dismissal of appeal. Expert witness at inquiry.

Greenmount Wild Bird Hospital - Bury, Greater Manchester - Clearance of Indian Balsam and Knotweed Control.


Farmers, Fisheries and Equestrian Centres

Altrincham & District Angling Club* – Macclesfield, Cheshire –Woodland pond survey in advance of fishery establishment.

Ash Park Farm - Craven, North Yorkshire - Pond survey and advice for grant work.

Beech Grove Farm – Fylde, Lancashire – Pond survey to assist planning application for barn.

Belmont Farm, Longridge - Preston District, Lancashire - GCN Reasonable Avoidance Measures for menage.

Belmont Farm, Longridge - Preston District, Lancashire - GCN assessment for new farm barn.

Brick House Farm – Bury, Greater Manchester – Wildlife report in relation to track construction in newt landscape. 

Bridgwater - Bury, Greater Manchester - Great Crested Newt avoidance measures in advance of stables development.

Chill 050 Ltd - Ellesmere Port & Neston, Cheshire - Pond survey for planning application for change of use from chicken barns to stables.

Cooper - Cheshire East, Cheshire - Great Crested Newt survey and reasonable avoidance measures for horse menage.

Cope - Cogshall Brook Flour Mill, Comberbach, Cheshire West and Chester - ecological survey for single housing plot.

Dean Johnson Farms Ltd., Cheshire East, Cheshire - Great Crested Newt survey for farm shop and low cost housing on old chicken farm.

High Fellside - South Lakeland, Cumbria - Crayfish and stream invertebrate survey for farm hydroelectric scheme.

Holmescales Farm – South Lakeland, Cumbria – Assistance with Great Crested Newt issues and a proposal to establish an outdoor activity centre on the farm.

Howick Hall Farm – South Ribble, Lancashire – Assisting establishing protected status on tenanted farmland sought by developers.

Julia Drage - Crewe By Farndon, Cheshire West - Survey of pond invertebrates.

Old Sontley Hall Farm - Wrexham, Clywd - Great Crested Newt survey for farm dwelling planning application.

Old Sontley Hall Farm - Wrexham, Clywd - Reasonable Avoidance Measures for new barn.

Pilsworth Fisheries – Bury, Greater Manchester – Ecological Survey in advance of remodelling large waterbody for enhanced angling. 

Pilsworth Fisheries - Bury, Greater Manchester - Impact mitigation proposals and management plan.
Pilsworth Fisheries - Bury, Greater Manchester - Extended phase one habitat survey for planning application for bailiffs' base and shop.

Ponds4Fish - Alden Woods, Helmshore, Rossendale, Lancashire - ecological survey to assist fish farm scheme.``

Revill - Cheshire East, Greater Manchester - Newt appraisal and avoidance measures for proposed poly-tunnel.

Saddleworth Anglers – Oldham, Greater Manchester – Millpond survey in relation to establishment of a fishery.

Simister Stables – Bury, Greater Manchester – Pond survey in advance of planning application for stables.

Warner, Onston Lane Stables - Cheshire West and Chester - Pond survey i advance of planning application for stables.

Waterworks Farm - Wigan, Greater Manchester - Pond survey for stables planning application.

Wolstenholme – Bolton, Greater Manchester – Pond survey on farmland.

Woodcroft Farm – Ellesmere Port & Neston, Cheshire – Advice to farmer on building footpath next to pond.

Various farms - furnishing surveys in relation to grant applications.


Other Land Management/ Recreation Sites

Bolton Scouts – Chorley, Lancashire – Great Crested Newt survey and mitigation in development of scout centre.

Brinscall Juniors –Chorley, Lancashire – Ecological appraisal to accompany proposed football pitches.

British Nuclear Fuels Limited – Fylde, Lancashire – Great Crested Newt survey and mitigation on contaminated land.
British Nuclear Fuels Limited – Fylde,
Lancashire – Newt and pond training for Environmental Education Centre staff.

Cheshire Wildlife Trust & Forestry Commission* - Vale Royal, Cheshire - Aquatic invertebrate surveys and management prescriptions in afforested mossland in respect of mossland restoration at DelamereForest.

Chester Zoo* Chester, Cheshire – Full pond surveys in farmland belonging to zoo.

Concord Business Park* - Manchester, Greater Manchester – Pond survey of retained pond in grounds of business park.

High Legh Park Golf Club* - Macclesfield, Cheshire – Ponds surveys prior to formation of golf course.

Marbury Country Park* - Vale Royal, Cheshire – Pond invertebrate survey.

Morts Astley Heritage Trust* - Wigan, Greater Manchester – Pond survey in grounds of listed building.

Soccerboot.net - Warrington, Cheshire - Full Ecological appraisal of proposed sports club field and adjacent ponds.

Springfield Fuels Ltd – Fylde, Lancashire – Newt and pond training for Environmental Education Centre staff.
Springfield Fuels Ltd - Fylde,
Lancashire
- Great Crested Newt survey and mitigation on contaminated land. 

Springfield Fuels Ltd - Fylde, Lancashire - Grilling gullypots to keep amphibians safe.

Springfield Fuels Ltd - Fylde, Lancashire - Great Crested Newt survey and habitat survey for planning proposal.

Wigan Golf Club Ltd., Wigan, Greater Manchester - Pond survey for planning application for groundsman's base.

Woodland Trust* - Halton, Cheshire – Aquatic invertebrate surveys in woodland. 


Local Authorities

Amber Valley BC*, Derbyshire - Crayfish survey for Ripley Codnor By-pass proposals.

Blackburn-with-Darwen BC- Blackburn, Lancashire – Lancashire Pond Biodiversity Surveys.

Bury MBC - Bury, Greater Manchester - Great Crested Newt monitoring, management plan and management, Bradley Fold Business Park.
Bury MBC - Bury, Greater Manchester – Great Crested Newt survey and mitigation and monitoring on Children’s Centre development site.
Bury MBC - Bury, Greater Manchester – Full ecological survey of proposed development site on parkland.
Bury MBC - Bury, Greater Manchester – Rapid Blanket Survey of over 600 ponds for Great Crested Newts and habitat quality.
Bury MBC - Bury, Greater Manchester – Great Crested Newt mitigation for new
All-weather School Sports Pitches.
Bury MBC* - Bury, Greater Manchester – Supervision of pond enhancement contractors.
Bury MBC - Bury, Greater Manchester – Full survey of millpond in regeneration area.
Bury MBC* - Bury, Greater Manchester – Frog spawn count to assist with dismissal of opencast coal appeal.
Bury MBC - Bury, Greater Manchester – Great Crested Newt mitigation on a land reclamation and footpath site.

Cheshire CC* - Vale Royal, Cheshire – Pond survey as part of plans for winter maintenance yard.
Cheshire CC* - Vale Royal,
Cheshire - Pond invertebrate survey in relation to land reclamation.
Cheshire CC* -
Warrington, Cheshire - Pond invertebrate survey in relation to land stabilisation for highway.
Cheshire CC* - Macclesfield,
Cheshire - Pond invertebrate survey in relation to proposed highway.
Cheshire CC* - Macclesfield,
Cheshire + Stockport, Greater Manchester – Amphibian survey and impact assessment in relation to road scheme.
Cheshire CC* - Macclesfield,
Cheshire + Stockport, Greater Manchester – Monitoring amphibians translocated from A34 road scheme.
Cheshire CC* - Macclesfield,
Cheshire – Amphibian and pond invertebrate surveys in opposition to opencast coalmine.

Cheshire East - Sound Common Local Nature Reserve/ SSSI - pond ecology surveys in degraded heathland site to support management plan.

Chorley BC* - Chorley, Lancashire - Lancs Pond Biodiversity Survey for AstleyPark Project.
Chorley BC* - Chorley, Lancashire – Lancs Pond Biodiversity Surveys for Healey Nab Initiative.

Dudley MBC* - Dudley, West Midlands - Crayfish survey.

Greater Manchester Ecology Unit – Manchester, Greater Manchester – Pond and stream invertebrate surveys on parkland.

Greater Manchester Police – Expert witness at two prosecutions under wildlife legislation.

Joint Countryside Advisory Service – St Helens, Merseyside – Amphibian and invertebrate survey to assist with dismissal of opencast coal appeal.

Lancashire CC - Fylde, Lancashire – Lancashire Pond Biodiversity Surveys for parkland restoration.
Lancashire CC - Wyre, Lancashire – Amphibian and Water Vole surveys and method statements for new parkland in derelict land scheme.
Lancashire CC* - Wyre,
Lancashire – Lancashire Pond Biodiversity Surveys on proposed parkland on derelict land.
Lancashire CC - Preston, Lancashire – Evaluation of the need for Great Crested Newt mitigation at Recycling Plant.
Lancashire CC - South Ribble, Lancashire – Amphibian survey in relation to roadside maintenance.
Lancashire CC* - Pendle,
Lancashire – Pond and Ditch survey in relation to the proposed A56 Relief Road.
Lancashire CC - West Lancs, Lancashire – Amphibian survey of disturbed quarry wildlife habitat.

Leeds CC* - Leeds, W Yorkshire - Assessment of Great Crested Newts on an urban site in Leeds

Oldham MBC - Oldham, Greater Manchester - Full pond survey in respect of management.

Stockport MBC - Marple, Stockport, Greater Manchester - Surveys for Mud Snail in advance of recreation route upgrading on Middlewood Way.

Trafford MBC – Trafford, Greater Manchester – Full pond surveys and management prescriptions for Local Nature Reserve.

West Lancashire* – West Lancs, Lancashire – Lancs Pond Biodiversity Survey in relation to business park allocation.

Wigan MBC – Wigan, Greater Manchester – Newt exclusion on a small industrial unit site.


Government Offices and Agencies

Advisory Committee on SSSIs – Acting as independent specialist advisor with regards to the designation of a SSSI in Scotland.

Cumbria Farm Link – South Lakeland, Cumbria – Great Crested Newt survey, mitigation planning and reporting for outdoor activity centre in farm quarry.

Department of Transport* - Ellesmere Port & Neston, Cheshire – Amphibian and hedgerow surveys for A550 Improvement.
Department of Transport* -
Stockport, Greater Manchester – Amphibian survey along proposed A6M Stockport By-pass.
Department of Transport* -
Chester, Cheshire – Amphibian survey along route of A41 Milton Green By-pass.
Department of Transport* -
Manchester + Tameside, Greater Manchester – Monitoring Newt populations post-motorway construction (M60).
Department of Transport* - Lewes + Wealden,
E Sussex – Aquatic Invertebrate survey in relation to A27 Lewes-Polegate Improvements.
Department of Transport* - Tameside, Greater Manchester – Pond survey regarding proposed Mottram-Tintwistle Bypass.

English Nature – Allerdale, Cumbria – Full ecological survey of SSSI quarry including Great Crested Newts. Management prescriptions.

English Partnerships* - Telford, Shropshire – Evaluation of unreliable records of Great Crested Newts on development site.

Environment Agency – Wyre + Lancaster, Lancashire - Lancashire Pond Biodiversity Survey and amphibian survey in relation to sea defence barrier works.

Farming & Rural Conservation Agency – Training given to staff on farm pond ecology and management issues.

Forestry Commission - Bury, Greater Manchester - Amphibian survey and pond management plans in country park.

Highways Agency* - Chester, Cheshire – Lesser Silver Water Beetle Survey as part of impact assessment for new road.

Natural England - Delamere Forest, Cheshire West - White-faced Darter Re-introduction Project - stratified sampling of aquatic invertebrates.

North Western Regional Health Authority* – Stockport, Greater Manchester - Great Crested Newt survey and mitigation planning on redevelopment site.

Ministry of Defence* - Warrington, Cheshire – Wetland surveys in relation to warehouse site redevelopment for other uses.

Scottish Natural Heritage* - Greater Glasgow – Assisted in blanket amphibian survey.

Welsh Office* - Newport + Monmouth, Gwent – Survey of Great Crested Newts and wetlands along proposed M4 Relief Road.


Educational Establishments

Flyde Community College* - Wyre, Lancashire – Lancashire Pond Biodiversity Surveys on new college site.

New Moston Juniors – Manchester, Greater Manchester – Wildlife survey of school nature area + prescriptions with regards to juniors’ education.

St Joseph’s College* - West Lancs, Lancashire – Lancashire Pond Biodiversity Surveys.

St Stephens Primary School - Bury, Greater Manchester - Reasonable Avoidance Measures in advance of school security fence.

Pond Life Project, Liverpool John Moores University – NW England – Pond Life Project Critical Biodiversity Survey of 1000 ponds with J Guest.


Geologists and Engineers 

Greater Manchester Geology Unit – Great Crested Newt mitigation in advance of trial-pitting contaminated land.

J Murphy & Sons - Bolton, Greater Manchester – Water Vole Survey and advice regarding Railwayline drainage.


Established businesses wishing to expand

Alcan Recycling* - Warrington, Cheshire – Amphibian and Water Vole surveys to accompany planning application for new facility.

Arthur Stephenson Engineering Ltd – Wigan, Greater Manchester – Great Crested Newt mitigation planning for new hardstanding.
Arthur Stephenson Engineering Ltd –
Wigan, Greater Manchester – Great Crested Newt mitigation for new unit.

Barrs plc* - Wigan, Greater Manchester – Great Crested Newt and Water Vole survey on industrial site and discussion of options.

Bond - St Helens, Merseyside - Water Vole Survey.

G & G Products Ltd - Bury, Greater Manchester - Great Crested Newt and habitat survey for expansion site.

Dowley Gap Business Park, Bradford, West Yorkshire - Botany and wildlife appraisal for car park extension.

Ford Vauxhall – Ellesmere Port & Neston, Cheshire – Pond survey on expansion site within grounds.

Manchester Airport plc – Manchester, Greater Manchester + Macclesfield, Cheshire - Amphibian, plant and invertebrate surveys, mitigation overview planning, inquiry work, related mitigation design and setting up amphibian translocation scheme for Runway 2.

Sealocrete PA Ltd* – Bury, Greater Manchester – Ecological report dealing with extension to factory.

St Lukes Hospice - Wheelock Heath, Winterley, Cheshire East - Pond survey iro new unit.

Walter Forshaw Ltd – Bolton, Greater Manchester – Evaluation of pitheap for Great Crested Newts and survey.


Utility Companies

British Telecom – Bury, Greater Manchester – Supervision of pole erection in Great Crested Newt site.

Canatxx Energy Ventures Ltd – Wyre, Lancashire – Great Crested Newt survey for proposed gas pipeline.

Medlock Communications - Chester, Cheshire – Great Crested Newt survey and mitigation for Mobile Phone Mast.

National Grid* - West Somerset, Sedgemoor, North Somerset, Bristol - Aquatic invertebrate and wetland surveys for overhead power line route.

Transco* - Fylde + Preston + South Ribble + Chorley + West Lancs, Lancashire – Great Crested Newt survey and mitigation for gas pipeline.
Transco* - West Lancs + Chorley, Lancashire, Wigan + Bolton + Salford, Greater Manchester + Warrington, Cheshire – Pond survey and Great Crested Newt and Water Vole and Mud Snail mitigation for gas pipeline.
Transco* -
Warrington, Cheshire – Great Crested Newt survey and mitigation adjacent GCN SSSI.

United Utilities - Chester, Cheshire - Great Crested Newt survey and mitigation for upgrading Waste Water Treatment Works.
United Utilities -
Chester, Cheshire - Great Crested Newt survey and mitigation for upgrading Waste Water Treatment Works.
United Utilities -
Chester, Cheshire - Design and installation of newt safety features for tanks and drains in WWTWs.
United Utilities -
RibbleValley, Lancashire – Great Crested Newt survey and mitigation for reservoir refurbishment and decommissioning.
United Utilities -
Bolton, Greater Manchester – Great Crested Newt survey and mitigation for new Water Treatment Works.
United Utilities -
Bolton, Greater Manchester – Newt, Lizard and Water Vole survey and mitigation for water pipeline impact.
United Utilities - Crewe and Nantwich,
Cheshire, + North Shropshire, Shropshire – Badger and Great Crested Newt survey and mitigation for water pipeline.
United Utilities - Fylde,
Lancashire – Great Crested Newt survey and mitigation for water pipeline.
United Utilities - Trafford +
Manchester, Greater Manchester – Great Crested Newt survey and mitigation for sewer pipeline.
United Utilities -
RibbleValley – Great Crested Newt and pond evaluation for water pipeline.
United Utilities -
Chester, Cheshire – Great Crested Newt evaluation for modifications to a Waste Water Treatment Works.
United Utilities -
Bolton, Greater Manchester – Pond and habitat survey regarding water tower renewal.
United Utilities -
Chester, Cheshire – Great Crested Newt survey in advance of pipeline works.
United Utilities - Ellesmere Port & Neston,
Cheshire and Wirral, Merseyside – Impact assessment of proposed storm water facilities.
United Utilities - Congleton,
Cheshire + Newcastle-u-Lyme, Staffs – Assessment of works to Waste Water Treatment Works.
United Utilities -
Chorley, Lancashire – Pond survey in advance of pipeline works.
United Utilities -
Lancaster, Lancashire – Pond survey in advance of pipeline works.
United Utilities -
Bolton, Greater Manchester – Great Crested Newt mitigation planning for sewer installations.
United Utilities -
Oldham, Greater Manchester – Great Crested Newt impact assessment for works in Waste Water Treatment Works.
United Utilities -
West Lancashire, Lancashire – Wetland and Water Vole Survey with regards to works in Water Treatment Works.
United Utilities - Bury, Greater Manchester – Assessment on habitats of proposed sewer pipeline.
United Utilities -
Chorley, Lancashire – Assessment of old filter beds.
United Utilities - Wyre,
Lancashire – Great Crested Newt survey for a pipeline.
United Utilities - Bury, Greater Manchester – survey for Great Crested Newts on Waste Water Treatment Works site.
United Utilities* -
Wigan, Greater Manchester – Amphibian survey around Water Treatment works in relation to redevelopment.

Wirpip – Ellesmere Port & Neston, Cheshire – Great Crested Newt survey and recommendations for gas pipeline.
 

New Developments and Construction Companies

Adshel Developments Ltd – Bury, Greater Manchester – Pond and habitats survey on potential large development site at Swan Lodge.

Alderney Estates* – Fylde, Lancashire - Lancashire Pond Biodiversity Survey, GCN population studies, Water Vole survey, mitigation planning and planning inquiry work in relation to new highway and housing.

Bardsley Colliery* - Oldham, Lancashire - Aquatic invertebrate surveys on potential development site.

Barwood Strategic Land ll LLP - York, Yorkshire - Ecological survey of Askham Bog and land at Moor Lane, York.

Basford West* - Crewe & Nantwich, Cheshire – Pond invertebrate surveys on proposed rail distribution centre site.

Bolton City Challenge Partnership Ltd* – Bolton, Greater Manchester – Pond ecology survey on potential redevelopment site.

B & E Boys - Bury, Greater Manchester - ecological and otter survey and otter holt design for new hydro scheme at weir.

Brick House Farm - Bury, Greater Manchester - Great Crested Newt licence application for home work units development on former meat rendering plant.

Britannia Works – Warrington, Cheshire – Pond and habitat survey of urban plot.

Bryant Homes – Bolton, Greater Manchester – Pond and river survey on development site.

Bushwing plc* –Vale Royal, Cheshire – Amphibian and pond botany survey on potential large development site.
Bushwing plc* - Vale Royal,
Cheshire – Survey of pond on proposed development site.

Chandos - Bury, Greater Manchester - Ecological survey of land at Lowes Road, Limefield.

Commission for New Towns* - Basildon, Essex – Great Crested Newt and reptile survey on proposed housing land.

Coppenhall East* - Crewe & Nantwich, Cheshire - Amphibian, invertebrate and pond botany surveys on potential development land.

Cronkinson Farm* - Crewe & Nantwich, Cheshire – Newt, invertebrate and pond botany surveys on proposed major housing site.

Cuerden Regional Business Park – South Ribble, Lancashire – Pond survey on proposed business site.

Davenport Green – Trafford + Manchester, Greater Manchester – Great Crested Newt and pond surveys on proposed business park and country park.

Dawnpress Investments Ltd – High Peak, Derbyshire - Pond ecology, stream invertebrate kick sampling and River Corridor Survey on redevelopment site.

Field House – Stockport, Greater Manchester – Pond survey for small plot redevelopment.

G & G Products Ltd*., Bury, Greater Manchester - Great Crested Newt and habitat surveys for warehouse extension.

G & J Developments Ltd - Wigan, Greater Manchester – Great Crested Newt and Water Vole surveys for housing development.

Golf Driving Range* - Stockport, Greater Manchester – Great Crested Newt survey in advance of development.

Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive* – Salford + Wigan, Greater Manchester – Survey of Water Voles along proposed busway.
Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive* –
Salford + Wigan, Greater Manchester – Blanket survey of amphibians along proposed busway.

Guardian Construction – Rochdale, Greater Manchester – Pond surveys in large garden for housing application.
Guardian Construction –
Rochdale, Greater Manchester – Pond and habitats survey on proposed housing site.

Harrison - Cheshire East, Cheshire - Great Crested Newt and habitat survey for small housing development proposal.

Hay Carr Estates Ltd – Lancaster, Lancashire – Great Crested Newt mitigation report in relation to large plot redevelopment.

Hayley Conference Centres Ltd* - Congleton, Cheshire - Pond and habitat survey on proposed redevelopment site.

Himor Group Limited* - Crewe, Cheshire East - Gresty Lane aquatic invertebrate srvey for major housing scheme.

Kingsway Business Park* - Rochdale, Greater Manchester – Amphibian survey with Mud Snails and Water Voles.
Kingsway Business Park* - Rochdale, Greater Manchester – Blanket wetland ecology survey with Mud Snails.

Kensington Developments (Queensway) Limited* - Lytham St Annes, Fylde District, Lancashire. Aquatic Invertebrate and ditch assessment.

Laporte* – Halton, Cheshire – Pond and habitat survey on unneeded industrial plot for housing application.

Leek SE* - Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffs – Wetland survey on proposed housing site.

Longden NW Ltd* - Bury, Greater Manchester – Habitat enhancement to accompany housing proposals on mill site.

MacDonald Hotel Hill Valley* - Whitchurch, Shropshire - aquatic invertebrate survey on housing propsal site.

Marbell* - Ribble Valley, Lancashire - Lancashire Pond Biodiversity Survey - factory demolition for housing.

Memoria East Lancashire Crematorium – Bury, Greater Manchester – Great Crested Newt survey and planning submission with mitigation and monitoring.

Middlewich South East* - Congleton, Cheshire – Lesser Water Beetle Survey on proposed major urban expansion site linked to new road.

Next Generation Clubs Ltd* - Flyde, Lancashire - Lancashire Pond Biodiversity Survey in relation to proposed leisure development.

Parkgate Industrial Estate* - Macclesfield, Cheshire – Lesser Silver Water Beetle and pond invertebrate surveys on proposed industrial site.

Peers Hunt – Rochdale, Greater Manchester - Pond and habitat survey on industrial redevelopment site.
Peers Hunt –
Rochdale, Greater Manchester - Management prescriptions for retained nature area.

Persimmon* - Halton, Cheshire – Dispelling suggestion of Water Voles to assist planning application.
Persimmon* -
South Ribble – Lancashire Pond Biodiversity Survey on housing development site.
Persimmon* - Congleton,
Cheshire – Habitats survey on proposed large housing site.
Persimmon* - Wyre,
Lancashire – Ditch and habitats survey on proposed housing site.

Pin Property Consultancy Manor Point extension - Halton, Cheshire - Water Vole survey.
Pin Property Consultancy York Street Mill - Bury, Greater Manchester - Full ecological survey of derelict site in respect of housing and business use.

Plus Dane Group* - Cheshire East, Cheshire - late season Great Crested Newt survey for small development.

Poulton East*– Wyre, Lancashire – Lancashire Pond Biodiversity Surveys on proposed housing site.

Queensway Development*- Fylde, Lancashire - Aquatic invertebrate and associated surveys.

Raebet Developments - Brinscall Brook Tank, Heapey, Chorley - pond survey for physiotherapy unit.

Rectory Farm - Church Lawton, Cheshire East - Reptile Survey on proposed housing site with badger work and Indian Balsam clearance.

Rocksavage Power Company* – Halton, Cheshire – Ecological surveys of ponds post newt translocation. 

Rowland Bardsley – Bury, Greater Manchester – Pond survey in respect of Golf Club House redevelopment for housing.

Rumboll Property Developments Limited - Nelson, Pendle, Lancashire - Ecological survey of small urban site for housing.

Scottish Widows* - Chester, Cheshire – Survey and advice in relation to Great Crested Newt mitigation.

Spark Lane Farm, Arclid - Cheshire East - Pond, tree, hedge and habitat survey in relation to farmstead redevelopment.

Swan Lodge* Bury, Greater Manchester - Amphibian and aquatic invertebrate survey on potential development site at Swan Lodge.

Tesco* - Congleton, Cheshire – Pond surveys in advance of extension to distribution warehouse.

Tustin Developments Ltd – Amphibian survey on potential extension to industrial estate.

Valley Leisure Park* - Bolton, Greater Manchester – Pond and river surveys in advance of major leisure developments.

Westbury Homes* - Wigan, Greater Manchester – Pond and habitats survey of potential housing site.

Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc* – Vale Royal, Cheshire - Pond surveys on large distribution warehouse site.
Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc* – Vale Royal,
Cheshire - 3 year monitoring of translocated pond habitats - plants, invertebrates and Great Crested Newts.


Mining and Landfill

3c Waste Ltd*– Vale Royal, Cheshire – Amphibian and pond botany survey on proposed waste site.

Anthony Construction* - Wirral, Merseyside - Survey of sand quarry lagoon.

Dowley Landfill – Leeds, W Yorkshire - Botanical survey as a requirement of planning consent.

Greenwood – Bradford, W Yorkshire – Pond and heathland survey in respect of land reclamation in old quarry.

NSR Ltd – Tameside, Greater Manchester – Newt survey on proposed landfill site.

RMC Aggregates Ltd* - High Peak, Derbyshire – Amphibian survey of proposed quarry extension.

UK Waste Management Ltd* - Warrington, Cheshire - Amphibian survey on proposed landfill site extension.

Waste Recycling Group – Crewe, Cheshire – Mud Snail Conservation Training Day for environmentalists.
Waste Recycling Group –
Chorley, Lancashire – Amphibian survey in proposed landfill site.

William Rainford Limited* – Southport, Merseyside – Ecological monitoring of lagoons for sand winning operation.


Other Ecologists

Amphibian Habitat Advisory Services – Assisted in blanket amphibian survey in Greater Glasgow.

Biota – Pond invertebrate survey in Marbury Country Park.
Biota –
Lancashire Pond Biodiversity Surveys.
Biota – Pond invertebrate surveys related to rail distribution centre Environmental Assessment.
Biota – Pond invertebrate surveys related to proposed highway.

BTCV – Led training day in pond surveying.

Cameron S Crook – Lancashire Pond Biodiversity Survey and amphibian survey.
Cameron S Crook – Lancashire Pond Biodiversity Surveys for countryside management initiative.

Cameron S Crook - Aquatic Invertebrate and pond/stream ecology surveys in South Crewe.

Cheshire Ecological Services – Aquatic invertebrate surveys in woodland site.
Cheshire Ecological Services – Survey of potential angling pond in woodland.
Cheshire Ecological Services – Pond invertebrate and botany survey.
Cheshire Ecological Services – Pond and habitat survey.
Cheshire Ecological Services – Pond surveys post newt translocation.
Cheshire Ecological Services – Ponds surveys on Chester Zoo’s farmland.
Cheshire Ecological Services – Pond invertebrate, newt and botany surveys on proposed housing site.

Dave Mayer - Assistance with badger trapping for innoculation.

Ecology-first – Pond invertebrate survey of afforested mosslands “Lost Meres and Mosses of Delamere”.
Ecology-first – contribution to an early version of the “Great Crested Newt Mitigation Guidelines”. 

Ecology-first - assistance with Great Crested Newt survey of Berry Hill, Stoke-on-Trent.

Ecology-first - Turkish Crayfish survey.

Environmental Research Advisory Partnership - Lancs Pond Biodiversity Surveys.

Environmental Research Advisory Partnership - Amphibian and aquatic invertebrate surveys.
Environmental Research Advisory Partnership - Crayfish and stream invertebrate survey.
Environmental Research Advisory Partnership - Aquatic invertebrate, water vole, amphibian and wetland botany surveys.

Froglife – Presentation on protecting ponds as the Herpetofauna Workers Conference.

Hesketh Associates – Stream survey on proposed development site.

John Derbyshire Consultants – Lancashire Pond Biodiversity Surveys and amphibian survey.

Jonathan Guest Ecological Survey – Pond Life Project Critical Biodiversity Survey of 1000 ponds.
Jonathan Guest Ecological Survey – Amphibian and pond invertebrate surveys in relation to opencast coalmine.

Julia Drage – Pond invertebrate survey in relation to depot construction.
Julia Drage – Pond invertebrate survey in relation to land reclamation.
Julia Drage – Pond invertebrate survey in relation to land stabilisation for highway.

Julia Drage - Pond invertebrate survey on private nature reserve.

Penny Anderson Associates - Lesser Silver Water Beetle and pond invertebrate surveys on proposed industrial site.
Penny Anderson Associates - Lesser Silver Water Beetle survey on proposed urban site.
Penny Anderson Associates - Great Crested Newt survey in relation to
Golf Driving Range.
Penny Anderson Associates - Pond surveys on large distribution warehouse site.
Penny Anderson Associates - 3 year monitoring of translocated pond habitats - plants, invertebrates and Great Crested Newts.
Penny Anderson Associates - Amphibian survey on proposed landfill site.
Penny Anderson Associates - Great Crested Newt, pond botany, Mud Snail and Lesser Silver Water Beetle surveys.
Penny Anderson Associates - Great Crested Newt survey on proposed landfill site.
Penny Anderson Associates - Great Crested Newt survey along proposed gas pipeline route.
Penny Anderson Associates - Post-translocation Great Crested Newt monitoring.
Penny Anderson Associates - Great Crested Newt survey on proposed housing site.
Penny Anderson Associates - Pond and habitat survey on proposed redevelopment site.
Penny Anderson Associates - Great Crested Newt, pond and stream surveys on proposed business park and country park.
Penny Anderson Associates - Identification of aquatic invertebrate river samples.
Penny Anderson Associates - Amphibian, plant and invertebrate surveys, mitigation overview planning, and inquiry work for Manchester Airport Runway 2.
Penny Anderson Associates - Amphibian survey and impact assessment in relation to road scheme.
Penny Anderson Associates - Monitoring amphibians translocated from road scheme.
Penny Anderson Associates - Pond and habitat survey in
East Yorkshire.
Penny Anderson Associates - Amphibian and pond survey of proposed limestone quarry extension.
Penny Anderson Associates - Frog spawn count at opencast coal appeal site.
Penny Anderson Associates - Amphibian and pond botany survey on potential large development site.
Penny Anderson Associates - Assessment of Great Crested Newts on an urban site in
Leeds.
Penny Anderson Associates - Great Crested Newt and retile survey on the plotlands of
Basildon.
Penny Anderson Associates - Great Crested Newt survey along proposed highway.
Penny Anderson Associates - Pond survey on site of proposed golf course.
Penny Anderson Associates - Amphibian surveys around old waterworks.

Peter Tattersfield - Great Crested Newt monitoring at East Lancashire Crematorium.

Pond Life Project – Pond survey in business park with bottle-trapping.

Quadrant – Lancashire Pond Biodiversity Surveys.

Salford & Trafford Groundwork Trust – Advice on amphibian mitigation.

Scottish Wildlife Trust Environmental Services – Training newt surveyors in blanket survey techniques and pond management.


Large Environmental Consultancies

Environmental Dimension Partnership - Aquatic invertebrate survey of ponds and ditches in mossland.

Environmental Management Consultants Ltd – Aquatic invertebrate survey of ponds and ditches along proposed highway.

ERM – Blanket wetland survey with Mud Snails in relation to a large development.

Gillespies - Amphibian and hedgerow surveys for road scheme.
Gillespies - Survey of Floating Water-plantain (Luronium natans) and American Pondweed (Potamogeton epihydrus) in part of the Rochdale Canal.

Hyder Environmental Ltd – Great Crested Newt survey at an industrial site in farmland.
Hyder Environmental Ltd – Water Vole survey along proposed busway.
Hyder Environmental Ltd –
Salford + Wigan, Greater Manchester – Blanket survey of amphibians along proposed busway.
Hyder Environmental Ltd –
Manchester, Greater Manchester & Macclesfield, Cheshire – Establishing Great Crested Newt translocation scheme for Manchester
Airport Runway 2.

Scott Wilson – Amphibian appraisal of urban site with unreliable earlier surveys.
Scott Wilson – Amphibian and Water Vole surveys for aluminium recycling company development.
Scott Wilson –
Lancashire Pond Biodiversity Survey.
Scott Wilson – Pond surveys in relation to distribution warehouse.
Scott Wilson – Pond survey on railway land in
Stockport.
Scott Wilson – Pond and Ditch Survey along route of proposed highway.
Scott Wilson – Identification of pond invertebrate samples.
Scott Wilson – Pond survey on factory expansion site.
Scott Wilson – Amphibian survey for village by-pass scheme.

SGS UK Ltd – Ecological studies on an urban redevelopment site.
SGS UK Ltd – Wetland survey on potential housing site.
SGS UK Ltd – Great Crested Newt and wetland survey for proposed motorway.

Stephenson Halliday – Full ecological surveys of coastal lagoons.

RPS – Lesser Silver Water Beetle Survey for road scheme.
RPS – Amphibian survey in relation to large development, including Mud Snails and Water Voles.
RPS – Amphibian and pond survey in relation to proposed highway.

RSK Environment – Great Crested Newt survey and mitigation for gas pipeline.
RSK Environment – Great Crested Newt, Water Vole and Mud Snail survey and mitigation for gas pipeline.
RSK Environment – Great Crested Newt survey and mitigation for gas pipeline adjacent GCN SSSI.
RSK Environment – Great Crested Newt survey and advice relating to mitigation.

TEP The Environment Partnership - Identifying aquatic samples.

TEP The Environment Partnership - Ecological assessment of ditches on development site with Moss Bladder Snail Aplexa hypnorum.

TEP The Environment Partnership - Aquatic Invertebrate and ecology survey of ponds, ditches and stream for overhead power cables.

TEP The Environment Partnership - Aquatic Invertebrate survey in Whitchurch.

Urban Green - Ripley Codnor - Amber Valley District, Derbyshire - Crayfish and stream ecology survey.

Urban Green - Lea Green Road, St Helens - Pond Ecology and amphibian survey.

Wardell Armstrong – Great Crested Newt survey and mitigation planning.


Town Planners, Surveyors, Architects and Landscape Architects

Alan Jolley Design Services Ltd – Great Crested Newt work with expanding engineering company.

Appleton Group - Pond and habitat survey of an urban wild site.
Appleton Group – Water Vole absence survey to assist planning application.
Appleton Group – Lancashire Pond Biodiversity Survey, GCN population studies, Water Vole survey, mitigation planning and inquiry work.
Appleton Group –
Lancashire Pond Biodiversity Survey.
Appleton Group – Habitats survey and mapping.
Appleton Group – Great Crested Newt, pond and habitats survey.
Appleton Group – Pond survey in grounds of listed building.
Appleton Group – Surveys of coastal quarry lagoons.
Appleton Group –
Lancashire Pond Biodiversity Surveys.
Appleton Group – Ditch surveys on potential housing site.
Appleton Group – Pond and river surveys on potential leisure site.
Appleton Group – Pond survey in relation to potential redevelopment.
Appleton Group – Pond ecology, stream invertebrate kick sampling and River Corridor Survey.
Appleton Group – Pond survey in relation to business park allocation.

Architectural Design Partnership - Ecological survey of small urban site for housing.

Art-tech Design – Great Crested Newt survey and planning submission with mitigation.

Jay Ashall Associates - Great Crested Newt surveys for small rural developments.

Beesley Thomson – Pond and habitat surveys on a potential large development site.

Brindley & Taylor – Ecological survey of pond for small plot redevelopment.

Chris Burnett Associates - Lancs Pond Biodiversity Survey for the AstleyPark Project.

David Orchard Landscapes – Construction of Newt fencing and hibernacula.
David Orchard Landscapes – Ecological supervision of pond enhancement.

Elliot Contracting Services – Ecological mitigation report for factory extension.

Emery Planning Partnership - Great Crested Newt surveys for various developments.

Equestrian Design - Great Crested Newt surveys for horse related developments.

Frank Whittaker Planning – Habitat enhancement scheme to accompany housing proposals.

John Campion Associates – Pond survey.

John Moore & Partners Chartered Architects – Great Crested newt mitigation report in relation to large plot redevelopment.

Nigel Tams Surveyor – Pond evaluation for a planning application.

Owen Ellis – Pond and habitat survey on industrial redevelopment site.
Owen Ellis – Management prescriptions for retained nature area.

Paul R Kirkman – Pond and moorland habitat survey.
Paul R Kirkman – Botanical survey in valley site.

Peter Smith – Pond survey at proposed large garden development site.
Peter Smith – Pond and habitat survey on proposed housing site.

Soper & Dingwall – Great Crested Newt survey and discussion on options for Barrs.

Thomson Associates - Great Crested Newt and habitat survey for mill extension.

* = Work carried out as sub-contractors for other ecologists, environmental consultancies or town planners etc.







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