Ecological Problem Solving and Nature-Based Solutions
Principal Ecologist for a revised Reserved Matters Application (RMA) and/or Planning Appeal process covering an overshadowing case of Greenwich Peninsular Ecology Park. Reviewed ecological documentation and advised client in respect to a joint appeal and potential settlement case including preparing information for legal representation. Revised RMA now involves working with the GLA, The Land Trust and Trust for Conservation Volunteers (TCV) to redesign the Ecology Park, involvement with additional blue-green infrastructure mitigation including habitat compensation areas (a new swale and additional habitat areas in Southern Park).
In addition, the role included covering wider multi-phase development including sign-off of ecological deliverables e.g. brown-green roof strategies, Habitat Management Plans, Code for Sustainable Homes, Phase 1 surveys and final conditional discharges.
Undertook a risk and gap analysis study of ecological and biodiversity issues for the Kumtor Gold Mine Project in Kyrgyzstan which included damage to vegetation caused by dust issues, removal of habitat causing impacts to local flora, potential contamination from the mine plant to rivers and lakes.
Engagement included discussing these issues with local settlement officials and stakeholders, government technical advisors and Centerra Gold Executive Board Members in order to resolve and find amicable solutions.