Drainage ditch diversion, Lydd Quarry, Kent
Pisces Conservation advised on the diversion and creation of new drainage ditches, and associated habitat creation, at Lydd Quarry, Kent, specifically on the preservation of existing flora and fauna, and tailoring newly-created habitats to maximise their ecological value and replace lost habitat.
Ecological surveys of a range of aquatic and marginal flora and fauna were carried out, to assess the status of existing habitats, optimise working practice for channel diversion and new habitat creation, and recommend strategies for ecologically-sound long-term management. At all stages, work was coordinated with statutory bodies such as the Environment Agency and Natural England.
Pisces staff have considerable experience in aquatic biology, and are thus well placed to assess issues such as this. In addition, we regularly work with statutory bodies such as Natural England and the Environment Agency, to assure full compliance with UK and EU legislation to protect habitats and species.