enims are lucky enough to share the footage taken and kindly provided by Knights Brown of our project at Holmsley Bridge on the A35 - a multi million pound project to replace and realign a 113 year old bridge to aid the flow of traffic that currently uses the area.
The site of the bridge was in an international designated New Forest Special Area of Conservation (SAC), a Special Protection Area (SPA) a New Forest Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Ramsar site. This meant that clear, concise and practical ecological support was needed in order for Knights Brown to stay compliant to all the ecological constraints that were recognised along the beginning, middle and end of construction.
Nesting Birds did delay one phase of the construction as it is an offence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to intentionally damage or destroy the nest of any wild bird while it is in use or being built. Knights Brown and enims Ltd worked closely together to set up an exclusion zone, where the birds continued to feed their young and were monitored closely by enims ECoW team to the point at which the young had fledged the nest and it was deemed safe to remove the redundant nest and continue work.
The scheme was a success and we were really pleased to be able to play our part in keeping the project compliant whilst protecting the surrounding environment.