Richborough Mast

Ecology

From the outset Vigilant Global has worked closely with expert ecologists to determine the best location for the mast in order to minimise any impact on local flora and fauna. The proposed mast’s location, within the Richborough Industrial Corridor, and on land that has already been granted consent for a solar farm, is a key factor in minimising ecological impact.

We commissioned detailed field surveys as part of an Environmental Statement before we submitted the planning application, which have helped to shape the final design of the mast, including the installation of bird deflectors on all cable supports.

By ensuring that ecological considerations have been taken into account from the very beginning, we are pleased that statutory consultees Natural England and the RSPB have not objected to the application.