Construction of a biogas plant in Erwitte Schmerlecke (Hof Bals)

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  • Planning: 2010
  • Client: Mr. Andreas Bals

By reason of construction and operation of a biogas plant located on an agricultural area in use environmental planning expertise is compulsive: impact regulation under nature protection law (EIA Environmental Impact Assessment), impact regulation according to nature conservation regulation as well as NATURA 2000-impact assessment since the project is placed in a Special Protection Area based on the EU Directive on Birds. In this particular case the bird sanctuary “Hellwegbörde” extends to a zone of approximately 500 km² and provides an European core habitat to Montagu’s harriers. We met the challenge to cope with potential cultivation conversions affecting subjects of protection.