2020 to present - invertebrate survey in a disused quarry in Kent,
As part of surveys carried out in support of a planning application for proposed change of use. Input to LEMP, lighting and monitoring plans.
2015. Duke of Burgundy Butterfly survey on Salisbury Plain Military Training Area, Wiltshire
SSSI feature assessment as part of ongoing monitoring carried out to inform management, for Natural England.
2013. Invertebrate survey on a large woodland, scrub and grassland site in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.
As part of surveys in support of a planning application for a major development.
2017 to present - Oak Processionary Moth Consultant for Guildford Borough Council.
Planning, leading, supervising and co-ordinating OPM nest surveys on GBC land.
2007-2015. OPM larval nests surveys as a contracted Plant Health Inspector for the Forestry Commission, in London and Pangbourne.
Designing and implementing surveys, leading and supervising teams of nest surveyors and monitoring with pheromone traps and light traps,
2011. Invertebrate survey of a mixed pine forest, moorland and grassland site in East Inverness-shire.
In support of a planning application for housing.
2016. Preliminary Ecological Appraisal on the site of a derelict house and gardens, at West Kingsdown, Kent.
With commissioning of surveys for reptiles, bats and Barn Owl in support of a planning application for a park homes development. Commercial client.
2006-8. Invertebrate surveys, commissioning protected species surveys and attending planning enquiries for a clay shooting club in Dartford, Kent.
In support of various proposals including the extension of existing facilities and the use of a field for motor-cross.
“Since 2004 Martin Townsend has been my go to ecologist to support planning applications and appeals. He has provided advice on a wide range of projects including a gun club, industrial development in a rural location, waste management proposals and housing developments. He has provided clear guidance to meet requirements for mitigating the impact of development proposals on the ecology of an area.”
Graham Simpkin, former director (retired) , Graham Simpkin Planning Ltd