Centriforce manufactures a range 'ecological fencing or 'eco-fencing' on behalf of of Three Shires for specialist fencing applications
Many species enjoy protection from various UK and European conservation acts. With a European protected species, it is an offence to kill, injure, capture or disturb them. It is therefore necessary to ensure that developers and construction teams ensure that they have a mechanism to minimise disturbance on resident wildlife populations and mitigate any effect on their habitat.
Ecological fencing is utilised as part of a plan to manage protected species on a proposed development site. A developer may be required to undertake habitat surveys and/or extended protected species surveys in order to establish the habitat potential of a particular site. Specialised ecological fencing is used as part of a mitigation proposal to manage a proteced species population. This may include, newts, snakes, water vole or other reptiles.
Centriforce utilises its extensive experience in recycled plastic sourcing, procurement, design and processing to meet client needs in many diverse applications. In this case, Centriforce works closely with Three Shires, the specialist ecological contractor to develop and refine it's Herpetosure fencing range. The product is proven in use in many projects, both within the UK and internationally, where it demonstrates its durability in demanding environments and yet is completely manufactured from recycled polymers which can then be recycled again at the end of the project life.
The eco-fencing will help ensure protected species are carefully managed on a development site so that the species can be removed, relocated from the construction site to allow the development to take place and then finally re-homed in an appropriate environment - either back on site or in an alternative location.
Recycled plastic sheet is used for a range of temporary and more longer term ecological fencing applications including
- Newt fencing
- Snake fencing (adder / slow worms, grass snakes and common lizards)
- Water vole fencing
- Reptile fencing