Since 2015, Brushdale have completed a number of GCN translocation programmes for their key customer Jaguar Land Rover (JLR).
- Client : Jaguar Land Rover (JLR)
- Location : Gaydon, Warwickshire
- Project : 4km of great crested newt fence, large scale habitat creation including numerous ponds, scrapes, bunds and planting.
Following the installation of many kilometres of newt fence and pitfall traps, Brushdale created new on-site habitat for newts at both JLR’s Fen End and Gaydon sites in Warwickshire.
Habitat management and enhancement included a range of new ponds at both sites together with the creation of scrapes, wildflower mounds, hibernacula, log piles, bird netting and scrub clearance.
Brushdale worked closely with JLR and the British Motor Museum at Gaydon to ensure that visitor enjoyment was not adversely impacted whilst sections of their high-profile Land Rover Experience Track were taken out of use for newt trapping. Following appointment by JLR, Brushdale demonstrated their competence through their ability to work carefully and confidentially on high profile sites, such as at Gaydon and at Fen End, where JLR are investing millions of pounds in their new Centre for Special Operations.
Brushdale continues to work with JLR helping them deliver their ongoing ecological requirements. JLR have shown a very high level of commitment to safeguarding wildlife and habitat across their operational sites and continue to do so. Brushdale enjoy the good working relationship they have established with JLR and other parties involved on site.