Maidencraig Badger Monitoring

Client: Bancon Developments Ltd

Proposals for a mixed use development north and south of the A944 at Maidencraig on the western edge of Aberdeen received planning permission, subject to a number of conditions, two of which related to the protection of badgers in the locality. A Badger Management Plan was produced and revised by nes in 2014, and included the monitoring of a nearby breeding badger sett.

We are currently carrying out this monitoring by undertaking quarterly activity surveys of the sett. Breeding was found to have taken place in both 2015 and 2016, and the sett does not therefore appear to have been adversely affected by the nearby construction works.