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Ecological Risk Assessments for RWE Npower Renewables

Keystone Ecology have recently been commissioned to advise RWE Npower Renewables Ltd on the ecological implications of developing 3 new large, multi-turbine schemes in Cambridgeshire.  Keystone Ecology’s preliminary Ecological […]

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Keystone Habitats is Selected as 1 of 3 Countryside and Conservation Works Suppliers to Norwich City Council

Our submission was deemed to be 1 of 3 that best met the Council’s requirements in terms of value for money and quality of the overall detail.   The […]

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European Proteted Species Update

Natural England have announced the following updates: 1) Two new licence conditions have been added to the standard conditions. The first condition makes it clear that everyone authorised […]

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New Reptile Mitigation Guidelines Withdrawn

Natural England have withdrawn the Reptile Mitigation Guidelines published in September of this year.  Following feedback they are seeking to clarify and address a number of points that […]

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Innovation and Orchard Translocation

October brought a new challenge for our Habitats Team.  For the first time in the UK a mature orchard, important to the rare Noble Chafer beetle, was translocated […]

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Visit us at Renewables UK

Come to our exhibition stand 105A where members of our Ecology and Habitats Teams will be on hand to provide technical advice and answer all your project related […]

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Keystone Films with the BBC

The BBC contacted Keystone Ecology to address a protected species issue that arose whilst the BBC were working with the National Trust to restore Avebury Manor and kitchen […]

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New Reptile Survey and Mitigation Guidelines

The new guidance published by Natural England draws together existing guidance, recent research findings and field observations to produce a single set of standards for good practice in […]

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Keystone’s Framework with Somerset County Council is Extended

We are pleased to announce that our framework agreement with Somerset County Council’s Highways Department has been extended for another twelve month period.  Our Ecology and Habitats Teams […]

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Doggerbank – Largest Marine Protected Area

Doggerbank has become the largest marine protected area in Europe following its designation as a candidate Special Protection Area (SPA).  Linking to SPAs already designated in German and […]

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