Ovenden Moor Wind Farm

Nevis was contracted in 2014 to provide environmental support to Yorkshire Wind Power Ltd for the repowering of Ovenden Moor Wind Farm, including the decommissioning of twenty-three 400 kW turbines and the construction of nine new 2 MW turbines in their place.

Nevis oversaw the planning condition discharge process, including carrying out relevant surveys, producing relevant documentation such as Construction Environmental Management Plans, and liaising with the Local Planning Authority.

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Construction commenced in 2015, during which time Nevis provided on site environmental support, including Environmental Clerk of Works, water quality monitoring, protected species surveys, and breeding bird surveys. Nevis also planned and implemented an 80Ha area of peatland restoration, which included a programme of ditch blocking, reseeding, and sphagnum plug planting, and was completed in 2016.

To date, Nevis continues to provide environmental support for the site and is responsible for the implementation of the Habitat Management Plan and all associated monitoring whilst the wind farm is operational, as well as steering the Habitat Management Committee.

Summary of Services:

Pre-construction

  •       Planning condition discharge and liaison with LPA

  •       Production of required documentation – Habitat Management Plans etc.

  •       Protected species surveys, including breeding birds and reptiles and amphibians

Construction

  •       Environmental Clerk of Works

  •       Water Quality Monitoring

  •       Protected species surveys, including breeding birds and reptiles and amphibians

  •       Peatland Restoration

Operation

  •       Protected species surveys, including breeding birds and reptiles and amphibians

  •       Vegetation monitoring – NVC and CSM

Management of HMP implementation

  •       Management of Habitat Management Committee

  •       Review and update of relevant information

  •       Chairing annual HMP meetings

About Nevis

Nevis provides bespoke environmental management and monitoring solutions to clients throughout project and operational phases. Our clients receive flexible, tailored environmental solutions – working with your team or as your team, we are here to protect your interests and your investment.

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