Restored, 12th April 2016
Restoration, Spring 2016
Decommissioned, January 2016
Decommissioning, November 2015
Community Support, September 2015
Vehicle Convoys, August 2014
Dead Hares in Ditch, July 2014
Leaky Tank, May 2014
The Ecological Report for Crawberry Hill simply read, “There are no records for barn owl within 1km of the Site.”
Proper conservation of barn owls, protected under the the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (which, incidentally, makes it illegal to catch, capture or handle a barn owl) means avoiding disturbance to foraging birds resulting from excessive noise and lighting.
Recording of barn owl sightings, and other protected species will be significant in future planning applications. You can help with this by Recording Wildlife.
Crawberry Hill Well Site Construction, Autumn 2012
Photos by Rathlin Energy. Previously available on their website, but since removed.
Hedgerow is removed to access the site.
The site, a hectare in size, is levelled.
A ditch is dug around the edge to collect rainwater and spills from the well pad, and take it to a tank.
An impermeable membrane is laid over the whole well pad to contain spills, with gravel above and below.