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Slow Worm Habitat

Client: EG Carter Development Ltd

Location: Myrtle Drive, Bristol

Service: Habitat Creation

Project Outline:

JPR were brought in as the client needed to isolate the site and remove the slow-worm habitat before development.

Slow-Worm Habitat Isolation And Site Clearance

An old allotment site had been earmarked for a small social housing development in Shirehampton on the outskirts of Bristol. The site was found to contain a significant population of slow-worms. The client needed to isolate the site and remove the slow-worms before development.

The site had also been left pretty much untouched for a number of years so there was a significant amount of scrub and undergrowth to clear to encourage the slow worms off the site and prevent birds nesting.

Services Provided: 

In May 2008 JPR Environmental undertook an ecologically sensitive programme of site clearance to remove any potential trees and large shrubs that birds may nest in. We then installed about 400m metres of standard reptile exclusion fencing which allowed the ecologist to trap off the area. 

We are undertaking regular maintenance of the fence including strimming the outside line to clear undergrowth and discourage the reptiles from returning. 

You will find more information about slow-worm fencing here.

Services at JPR Environmental


We are experienced at creating well formed ecosystems with an aim of increasing biodiversity in an area.


We use multiply different methods for bank reconstruction and protection depending on project.


One of our core services involves designing, creating and maintaining wetland pond, lakes and reservoirs.


Enhancements is understanding that a location can house an environment and implementing it.


Desilting is the process of removing  silt, sludge and other materials that have deposited in the watercourse over time


Water treatment includes using reeds as part of the process in treating waste water and improving water treatment.

Habitat Creation

Erosion Control

Wetland Creation

Habitat Restoration


Water Treatment

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