The true success of BNG schemes will be seen in the effectiveness of maintenance and monitoring over the period of +30-years. Our Grounds & Estates Division supports teams of roaming Countryside Rangers who specialise in this type of skilled ecological maintenance, and can offer far wider benefits including general site management and community liaison. Through establishing clusters of BNG sites with dedicated delivery teams, we can offer a flexible, cost-effective solution to ensure that BNG targets are always achieved.

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Following the initial habitat creation by our contractors, the project moves into its 30-year management period. This is taken care of by our dedicated Grounds & Estates Team, who have experience managing everything from small urban sites to thousand acre rural estates. We are experts in all aspects of environment maintenance, from day-to-day jobs like mowing, cutting and planting to specialist conservation grazing and wetland management. Our maintenance teams often have the most interaction with the public, especially on sites with public access, and always remain respectful and engaging.

Allocation of time and people is completely dependent on the site and how the client wishes to continue management. For smaller sites that require less frequent maintenance works, our roaming Countryside Rangers travel the 

country to fulfil the management strategy set out in the HMMP. Some larger estates require constant management and we can provide a static team fully dedicated to managing a single site. The allocation of management resources is dependent on the habitats present and we cater to all requirements, no matter how large or small.

As with all of our services, the level of client involvement is entirely up to you. Some of our clients prefer a weekly catch-up, whereas others trust us completely to take care of the land with minimal involvement. We generally recommend a monthly report of any works that have taken place but as a minimum, an annual survey and review will be sufficient to inform the management plan for the coming year.

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The first stage of any Biodiversity Net Gain project is to fully understand and document a site’s ecological baseline. Through a combination of desk study and field surveys, our Ecologists assess and record the type and condition of all habitats on site, and then use DEFRA’s Statutory Biodiversity Metric to determine the baseline Biodiversity Units, and devise a suitable BNG Strategy.
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Once a site-level strategy for BNG has been determined, our Nature Recovery Consultants and Landscape Architects will work to turn the concept into a realistic design. This will be illustrated on a Site Masterplan supported by a 30-Yr Habitat Management & Monitoring Plan (HMMP) which details all of the capital, maintenance & monitoring actions required to achieve the intended BNG targets, and further supported by a detailed budget calculator modelling all costs throughout the lifespan of the project.
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The physical delivery of BNG habitat enhancement and creation works requires specialist Contractors with a great deal of ecological knowledge and understanding. Not only do we support highly-skilled teams with an array of specialised machinery and equipment, but our people care about the environment and take an immense pride in their work, ensuring that all BNG projects are delivered to incredibly high standards.
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  • "The tree teams have been very good at contacting us with issues and queries on site and as a team we appreciate the thought and care taken when undertaking work in the Borough."

    O. Waring

    Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council

  • "Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value. I have used Maydencroft twice for landscaping work. Both times they were fast, efficient and worked with a high attention to detail and quality."

    Private client

  • “The workmanship has always been to a high standard but every time I come into contact with anyone in your workforce, I find them completely informative, helpful, and accommodating (even when I change things!)"

    Private client

  • "A seamless service, from initial survey to clear and practical management plans. From senior management level to operative, I have found their staff to be professional, hard-working, courteous and well-disciplined."

    Affinity Water

  • “A big thank you to Alison and the team for a perfect document from which to work.”

    Private client

  • "Maydencroft understood exactly what we wanted to achieve from our very first meeting, and helped us come up with a suitable plan that Natural England could agree to very quickly and with very little fuss."

    J. Merrill

    Asset Surveyor at Affinity Water

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