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Case Studies:

Flood Alleviation Schemes

Name: Inverness Flood Relief Channel, River Ness Flood Alleviation Scheme, Clifton Culvert and Portgower Culvert

Clients: The Highland Council, BEAR Scotland, John Paul Construction, RJMcLeods

Dates: September 2009 – Present

Services provided: Protected Species Survey and ECoW (Environmental Clerk of Works)

Issues and challenges: Active badger clans (3), watercourses, breeding birds, bats, trees, red squirrel, GCN and INNS,

Licence requirements: Badger disturbance and exclusion licence, Breeding birds licence to remove eggs

Solutions and mitigation: Pre-construction protected species surveys undertaken and exclusion zones established, toolbox talks undertaken to operatives and sub-contractors. Mitigation Plan and licence application for disturbance and exclusion of badgers and breeding birds.

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