Press Release October 2016
Twig Group, a Kent based company offering ecological contracting, grounds maintenance and solar farm maintenance services, hosted a panel discussion on avoiding unnecessary ecological pitfalls, at yesterdays (6th October), Construction Expo held at Kent Event Centre, Detling, Kent.
Visitors from some of the very largest main contracting and house building firms gathered at the Kent Event Centre to learn, network and capitalise on the region’s major construction opportunities. Over the years many developers, architects, contractors and home owners have found ecology something that can be complicated, daunting and confusing; cause serious delays and costs to the planning process. The panel discussions provided by Twig Group explored the pitfalls in this area of construction and the possible implications of not understanding or appreciating the ecological issues of a site. Alongside this they presented practical solutions to overcoming some of these stringent requirements.
The panel comprised of:
- David Banfield, Planning Director of Redrow Homes
- Glen Ernest, Director at GDM Architects
- David Eyre, Managing Director of the Twig Group
- James Dickenson, Head of Ecology, Twig Group
Chairing the panel discussion was Cheryl Causebrook, Chair of Constructing Excellence Kent Club.
David Eyre, Managing Director, Twig Group says
“We were very pleased to be a part of the Construction Expo and to share our expertise with the attendees. During the session the panel discussed what ecological requirements should be considered when appraising a site for development and how to avoid costly delays if there are protected species on your site. Additionally, the impact of invasive weeds is becoming more of an issue in developments and there is a greater interest in the ecological benefit of maintaining a development site during a prolonged planning process. I’d like to thank our guests who agreed to give up their time and also to share their knowledge with the industry. “