Rivendale Holiday Park, Derbyshire

Our ecologists achieved 11% Biodiversity Net Gain for the redevelopment of Rivendale Holiday Park within the Peak District National Park. 

Working alongside our landscape architects, we used bespoke enhancement measures and mitigation measures to achieve BNG.

Key Details

Project name

Rivendale Holiday Park

Client

Darwin (Alsop Rivendale) Limited

Location 

Derbyshire

Services provided

Biodiversity Net Gain

Ecology

Arboriculture

Landscape Architecture

Challenge

Pre-development the site, an existing holiday park, was dominated by a mixture of low and moderate quality grasslands, with woodland belts and a number of ponds, resulting in the site having a relatively high biodiversity score.

Our challenge was to design a scheme that would deliver a net gain, whilst still meeting the needs of our client. Our main aim was to enhance the existing habitats on site, and to create new ones, which were in keeping with the local landscape character of the Peak District National Park. 

Solution

Taking an integrated approach, our ecologists and landscape architects developed a unique mitigation and enhancement scheme, that would simultaneously provide a biodiversity net gain, whilst still meeting the needs of the client and the many protected species present.

We designed and delivered a bespoke grassland wildflower turf mix, in keeping with the local character of the area, along with enhancing retained areas of the existing grassland. Other contributing factors to the positive net gain score included enhancements to the existing ponds, the creation of 6 new ponds, and significant amounts of woodland and tree planting.

The above enhancements successfully contributed to the site providing an 11% biodiversity net gain, when compared with the site, pre-development. These habitats will have to be monitored, maintained and managed for their biodiversity benefit for at least the next 25 years.

Key dates

  • 2018

    Project starts

  • August 2019

    Planning received 

  • Oct 2019 - Sept 2020

    Mitigation / Enhancement Planting

  • Sept 2020

    Completion set

  • 2020-2036

    Monitoring of habitats and species

1 /05
2018

Project starts

August 2019

Planning received 

Oct 2019 - Sept 2020

Mitigation / Enhancement Planting

Sept 2020

Completion set

2020-2036

Monitoring of habitats and species

Project statistics

11%
Biodiversity Net Gain
Bespoke enhancements
Specific wildflower mix
Mitigation provided
Great crested newts, badgers and bats

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