Project Description

INVERNESS WEST LINK

  • ECoW

  • SPECIES PROTECTION PLANS

  • PROTECTED SPECIES LICENSES

THE CHALLENGE

This road scheme and associated golf course re-development are in close proximity to the River Ness and Caledonian Canal.  The local area is known to support great crested newts (GCN), reptiles, breeding birds, bats, red squirrels, otters and badgers.

THE SOLUTION

IKM have carried out a large number of species-specific surveys including GCN surveys, reptile surveys and aerial inspections for bat roosts.  We have produced Species Protection Plans with mitigation strategies for all species to ensure that impacts are minimized and have prepared a licence application for a small bat roost.  Our team of ECoWs have supported the construction teams during de-vegetation works and archaeological investigations.

CLIENT : CAPITA PLC
LOCATION : INVERNESS

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