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Pre-Demolition Due Diligence

Pre-Demolition Due Diligence

It is often a surprise to quarry operators to find that plant and ancillary structures have been colonised by legally protected species. Over the years AEcol have been called-in to deal with a wide range of issues, including:

  • Great crested newts in lagoon complexes
  • Reptiles on screening bunds and soil mounds
  • Pied wagtails, wrens and barn owls nesting in plant-housing and blockworks, sand martins in pit faces, peregrines on quarry benches and little ringed plover in lagoon systems
  • Roosting bats in electrical substations, under Portacabin felt roofing, behind barge-boards on blockworks and offices, and even within the gaps between upright RSJ’s and railway-sleepers being used as aggregate hoppers and
  • Badgers in setts they had dug in topsoil mounds

In order to demonstrate safeguard against the potential that an offence might be committed in respect of legally protected species, we offer a sensible ‘Pre-demolition Protected Species Appraisal’ service. This survey is basically an ecological risk assessment, that not only identifies what legally protected species may be present, but gives practical advice as to how any of the species found may be managed in order to achieve the demolition without any risk of a negative effect upon legally protected wildlife or penalties to quarry staff.

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If would like to see an example of a pre-demolition due diligence report, why not send us a message, email us using ku.oc.locea@ofni or call us on 01278 429290 and we will provide a case-study to suit the context of your project. We look forward to hearing from you!

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