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Case Study - Hinkley Point Connection Scheme

National Grid seek ‘to reduce the impact of the proposed Hinkley Point C Connection Scheme’

The National Grid engaged The Environment Partnership (TEP) consultancy to produce recommendations on the Hinkley Point C connection scheme, which aims to provide a 400 volt power connection between Bridgewater and Avonmouth.

The Environment Partnership commissioned us to provide a large team of surveyors to deliver a suite of protected species surveys along the 60 km route.

Twenty-two Biocensus ecologists worked full-time on the scheme for fourteen weeks surveying the population of the protected species the great crested newt along the area.

We mobilised the team from our network of ecologists within two weeks of being notified about the project. The conditions required significant Health and Safety issues to be resolved as we were working at night and around water and livestock.

The budget and timeline were non-negotiable but we were able to bring the project in on time and on budget.

The Hinkley Point C Connection route will put a line on the map to connect the new Hinkley Point C power station and other low carbon electricity generation for the South West.

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August 2018 - Adventures in ecology

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