Acer Ecology were commissioned to carry out a protected species survey of 5km of redundant railway line in Caerwent, Monmouthshire. The line was proposed for removal for salvage and reuse.
The railway line passes close to sites of high conservation significance and in close proximity to habitats supporting badger, great crested newt, dormouse, nesting birds and lesser horseshoe bats.
Acer Ecology prepared a method statement to ensure that the works were undertaken sensitively minimizing disturbance to the site and to protected species. We successfully applied for a Welsh Government licence ensuring that the works were undertaken without causing harm to great crested newts.
Acer Ecology subsequently provided on-site supervision of railway line removal in areas located close to ponds known to support great crested newts.
For more information about protected species surveys or any of our other ecological services call us on 029 2041 0036.Protected Species Survey Badger survey Great Crested Newt survey Dormouse Survey Bat Survey Bird Survey