Project Info

Production and implementation of an Ecological Mitigation Plan and Code for Sustainable Homes Assessment for a residential development in Cornwall.



Wadebridge, Cornwall

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Linden Homes Ltd


Ecological Consultant and Clerk of Works
Rowan Way Case Study

New build in Wadebridge

Developers Ordered to do More to Protect Britain’s Wildlife

Bird boxes built into house

Project Description

Planning permission for 48 houses in Wadebridge was granted, with conditions relating to wildlife mitigation measures.

Richard Green Ecology produced and oversaw implementation of an Ecological Mitigation Plan, which included retention, replacement and management of species-rich Cornish hedges; creation and management of wildflower meadow; provision of bat roosts and bird boxes in new buildings; sensitive lighting to avoid impacts on bats; and translocation of reptiles and creation of new reptile habitat and hibernacula both on and off site.

Acting as the ‘suitably qualified ecologist’, we also provided the report on ‘Ecology’ for assessment against Code for Sustainable Homes criteria.

New Cornish hedge and native planting
Bat box built into house

About Us

About Us - Richard Green Ecology Logo

Richard Green Ecology is an established independent consultancy based in Exeter. We are customer focussed and provide expert advice and services to achieve our clients’ objectives, whilst complying with planning policy and wildlife legislation.

We take a proportionate and innovative approach to provide cost-effective solutions, following best practice and British Standard BS 42020:2013 Biodiversity – Code of practice for planning and development.

  • Full CIEEM members and bound by a professional code of conduct.
  • Highly experienced, multi-disciplinary team of suitably qualified ecologists.
  • Natural England & Natural Resources Wales licensed and fully insured.
  • CSCS, Confined Space, Tree Climbing & Aerial Rescue, First Aid trained.