View of sea defences with setting sun, Wallasea Island RSPB reserve, Essex, England

Closed cases

Take a look at some of the cases we have worked on in the past.

This is a small selection of cases we have worked on in the past, around the UK and internationally.

Closed cases

 The RSPB Wessex Stone-curlew Project. Wiltshire, England. June 2008. Stone-curlew Burhinus oedicnemus, chick hiding in vegetation, on the edge of a "Stone-curlew plot" created on farmland.

A11 dualling

The RSPB are delighted to have formally withdrawn their objection to the dualling works planned to the A11 in Breckland.

Transport
David Douglas (Conservation Scientist) heads up a team looking into the effects of a wind farm on Golden plover Pluvialis apricaria, Sutherland, Scotland

Able Logistics Park

Campaigning to protect wildlife as part of the Able UK, South Humber Gateway development.

Industry Transport The Humber Estuary
 Humber estuary. Saltmarsh at Pyewipe, Grimsby.

Able Marine Energy Park

Campaigning to ensure that the Able UK Marine Energy Park is wildlife friendly and not detrimental to nature.

Energy Industry The Humber Estuary
Pink footed geese Anser brachyrhyncus, in flight past wind turbines, Near Diepholz, Lower Saxony, Germany,

Atlantic Array Offshore Wind Farm

The implications of the wind farm on the areas birds and the nearby habitats needs to be fully assessed.

Energy Marine
 Wind Farm on Slieve Rushen, Co, Fermanagh

Beinneun Wind Farm

A windfarm was proposed near Fort Augustus. We were initially concerned as the site is close to breeding common scoters.

Energy
Pink footed geese Anser brachyrhyncus, in flight past wind turbines, Near Diepholz, Lower Saxony, Germany,

Black Law Wind Farm

We worked closely with Scottish Power Renewables, to deliver considerable habitat mitigation to benefit breeding waders.

Energy
Lapwing Vanellus vanellus, standing in shallow water, Geltsdale RSPB reserve, Cumbria

Donna Nook Managed Realignment

East Lindsey Council have refused the Environment Agency permission to create new intertidal habitat at Donna Nook.

Plans The Humber Estuary
Golden eagle adult flying in the Cairngorms

Eisgein Wind Farm, Lewis

Wind farm at Eisgein would threaten an important population of golden eagles and slow the spread of white-tailed eagles.

Energy
Pink footed geese Anser brachyrhyncus, in flight past wind turbines, Near Diepholz, Lower Saxony, Germany,

Forthbank wind turbines, Clackmannanshire

We are pleased to report that planning permission for two turbines has been refused.

Energy Forth of Firth
 Thames Gateway Futurescapes, sunset on A13 with Canary Wharf in background

High Speed 2

The proposed high-speed rail link has prompted tough questions about how we plan our future transport needs.

Transport
Redshank at Brownsea Island Dorset Wildlife Trust reserve, Dorset

Hunterston Power Station

We are delighted Peel Energy announced a withdrawal of its application for the coal-fired power station at Hunterston.

Energy Industry
David Douglas (Conservation Scientist) heads up a team looking into the effects of a wind farm on Golden plover Pluvialis apricaria, Sutherland, Scotland

Menie golf course development

Money trumps good intentions as damaging plans for a golf course, resort & housing at Menie, Aberdeen are consented.

Construction
 Wind Farm on Slieve Rushen, Co, Fermanagh

Musdale Wind Farm, Argyll and Bute

We are concerned about a major wind farm proposal on a site which could have significant impacts on important species.

Energy
Pink footed geese Anser brachyrhyncus, in flight past wind turbines, Near Diepholz, Lower Saxony, Germany,

Navitus Bay Wind Park

We must work hard to ensure any renewable energy development is sited in the right place with minimal impact to nature.

Energy Marine
Flooded fields, Beckingham Marshes RSPB reserve, Nottinghamshire

Saundby Wind Farm

A proposal for wind turbines near Beckingham Marshes to ensure wildlife and reserve management is unharmed.

Energy
Boulfruich Wind Farm, Houstry, Morven and / or Maiden Pap in the background, Caithness, Highland, Scotland

Spango Wind Farm

We are concerned that Community Windpower Limited is pursuing a wind farm project in an important wildlife site.

Energy
Causeymire Wind Farm, Achkeepster, Caithness, Highland region, Scotland

Stacain Wind Farm

The application for a 14-turbine windfarm at Stacain was refused by Scottish Ministers in October 2009.

Energy
David Douglas (Conservation Scientist) heads up a team looking into the effects of a wind farm on Golden plover Pluvialis apricaria, Sutherland, Scotland

Stornoway Wind Farm

Though we objected to proposals, removing turbines & providing impacts to be verified meant we could drop our objection.

Energy
Red-throated diver, adult swimming, Shetland Isles

Strathy North

Scottish and Southern’s 33-turbine wind farm at Strathy North was consented although RSPB Scotland maintained objection.

Energy Strathy
Dartford warbler, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset

Talbot Heath

A potentially-disastrous housing development for the protected wildlife of Talbot Heath has been rejected.

Construction
Black grouse Tetrao tetrix, adult male on lek. Corrimony RSPB reserve. Scotland

Via Baltica

Important wildlife sites in NE Poland are under threat from damage by a series of road projects on the 'Via Baltica'.

Transport
Pink footed geese Anser brachyrhyncus, in flight past wind turbines, Near Diepholz, Lower Saxony, Germany,

Viking (Shetland) proposed wind farm

The Scottish Government has consented this wind farm and we acknowledge impacts on birds will be smaller than expected.

Energy
Hen harrier Circus cyaneus, adult male perched in flight with twig, Loch Gruinart RSPB reserve

Waterhead Moor

The windfarm planned for Waterhead Moor would have been so damaging to wildlife that we felt we must oppose the plan.

Energy
Peregrine perching on building

West Pennine Moors: A time to celebrate

After more than ten years, Natural England notified the West Pennine Moors as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Energy
Hen harrier Circus cyaneus, female in flight against blue sky, Geltsdale, Cumbria

Wings Law

We are concerned about a proposal for a windfarm in North Ayrshire sited close to an SPA designated for hen harriers.

Energy
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