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Help us to shape the future
a building project starts, we investigate any potential impacts on the
environment and wildlife.
environmental services team assesses hundreds of schemes each year, ranging from the
replacement of small pumping stations to the rebuilding of treatment works.
environmental screening process covers a range of environmental issues
screening process is based around an extensive range of information brought
together on our environmental geographical information system (GIS) as well as
environmental information we have on each of our operational sites.
also check records of protected species sourced from the Environmental Record
Centres within our region and our own survey programme - we share any
information about species diversity on our landholding with the record centres.
screening a proposed development we often need to consult with national
addition we consult with ecological specialists about any potential
environmental impact arising from our developments.
our environmental screening indicates that there is a potential impact to
wildlife or sensitive habitat, our ecological team may carry out specialist
surveys on the ground before construction begins.
Where we are unable to avoid impact, we may
undertake specialist mitigation or reinstatement and seek consent from the