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Expert Witness

Key Argus Ecology staff have expert witness experience in their specialist areas of expertise, including the following:

Paul Lupton MSc MCIEEM: Recent experience of a major public inquiry for an electricity supply project in North Yorkshire, and a planning appeal for a housing development near Newcastle on Tyne, in both cases providing evidence of impacts on protected species for the appellant.  Both appeals were successful.

Kevin Honour MSc MCIEEM: Experience of a range of appeals including:

  • Provision of evidence at successful Call-in Inquiry on ecological effects of air quality impacts, ornithological and botanical evidence for Energy Centre at Bilsthorpe, Nottinghamshire
  • Provision of ornithological evidence for successful appeal for target shooting range at Rixton Moss, Warrington;
  • Provision of botanical and ornithological evidence in successful appeal for surface mine development at Halton Lea Gate, Northumberland;
  • Provision of specialist botanical evidence at a successful appeal against open access designation to an area of semi-improved upland pasture in Wensleydale;
  • Provision of evidence at planning appeal for limestone quarry development in North Yorkshire;
  • Provision of evidence at planning appeal for opencast coal development in Co. Durham;
  • Provision of evidence at public inquiries for two road schemes in Newcastle upon Tyne (West Central Route and Scotswood Road extension).