Below is a summary of our Ecological Surveys 2014-15. In support of our full planning application.
Some of you will find this of real interest.
I would like to thank our neighbouring landowners who gave our ecological team access to their property to conduct this report.
Ecology Summary for Cradley:
- Ecology surveys were carried out in 2014. These comprised Extended Phase-1 habitat survey, bat activity surveys, great crested newt surveys, reptile surveys and hazel dormouse surveys.
- Habitats - The site comprised two grassland fields bounded by mature hedgerows with scattered broadleaved trees.
- Bat activity surveys – the hedgerows on the field boundaries were used for commuting and foraging by several bat species.
- Great crested newts were recorded in several ponds in the vicinity and therefore mitigation for newts will be required.
- No reptiles were recorded on the site, although they are known to be present in the close vicinity. Precautionary mitigation is likely to be required.
- No hazel dormice were recorded in the hedgerows on the site. No mitigation required.