Many of the projects JFA work on have an element of innovation and ‘Research & Development’ as we create and adapt proposals to site specific opportunities and constraints and utilise new improved techniques in habitat creation. We incorporate an ecological approach to our design work with enhanced biodiversity and resilience in our proposals: bringing ‘Nature into the Heart of design.’
Camera trap research into activity at existing badger setts and proposals to create foraging area and screening to protect badgers from residential development activity and loss of habitat;
Use of various survey techniques for assessing potential for boosting bats;
Landscape masterplan development included the creation of play areas with excess soil mounding and SuDS incorporated into the design proposals.
Use of camera traps led to closure of an existing sett and the creation of a new artificial badger sett;
Research into potential importance of hanging tiles for bats with provision of additional enhancement features for bats.
Analysis of Great Crested Newts and Dormouse population data to assess potential to lessen impact of ongoing development work on existing populations
Biodiversity follow up survey to advise client on possible biodiversity enhancements and potential utilisation of the existing natural area.
Research into the use of habitat creation techniques and the use of local provenance seed from regional donor sites for species rich pasture and reed bed establishment for a quarry restoration and aftercare scheme with many high value landscape features and existing SSSI and RIGS designation.
Background research into the Garden City concept for an Abercrombie Village urban regeneration scheme. This is a complicated scheme requiring stakeholder liaison and the inclusion of several translocation sites and community allotment/food growing areas into a network of open-spaces and play areas.
Housing Development, London:
Extensive research into the potential for providing tree and shrub planting with wildlife value and increased biodiversity and visual amenity in an urban situation with many service constraints, including Thames Water sewer lines.
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In a nutshell
Established in 1989, JFA are experts in the field of Environmental Planning. We successfully collaborate with people who make a difference to the environment. We deliver projects which work in harmony with the natural world whilst providing added value solutions to site development.