Sustainability - Stakeholder - Three Shires

Rampion offshore wind farm project

As part of E.ON’s £2 billion development off the coast of Worthing, Sussex, Three Shires Limited was invited to work alongside RSK Group to provide advanced ecological works.

Three Shires work focused on land adjacent to Bolney substation in West Sussex where a combination of newt fencing systems was utilised; in areas with a high risk of damage from construction traffic, Herpetosure Newt and Slow worm fencing was chosen to reduce on-going maintenance and protect against breaches of the European Protected Species Licence, whilst in other low risk areas temporary fencing was chosen to reduce upfront cost.

Three Shires initial works included:

  • Supply and Installation of 4697 metres of Temporary Newt Fencing
  • Supply and Installation of 941 meters of Herpetosure Newt Fencing
  • Supply and Installation 803 Pitfall Traps and Refuge Tiles
  • Installation of 2 Specially Designed Newt Grids for Vehicle Access
  • Supply and Installation of 972 metres of Stock Fencing
  • Supply and Installation of 421 metres of Post and Rail Fencing


The amphibian fencing was erected within the timeframes estimated and without any issues. We were especially pleased with the access grilles and panels for the farmers and TSL were very helpful in designing bespoke solutions for access and liaising with the landowners to ensure they were happy and content. The stock fencing was also of a very high standard.

– Victoria Gilby, Principal Ecological Consultant – RSK.


Bolney Substation Works

Three Shires was also commissioned to carryout ecological contracting works by Mott MacDonald on a parallel project to the Rampion Wind Farm development, also adjacent to Bolney Substation.

Here Three Shires works included:

  • The installation of 1000 metres of National Grid Owned Herpetosure Newt Fencing removed from Grain LNG Terminal and reinstalled at Bolney.
  • Supply and Installation of 1623 metres of Temporary Newt Fencing
  • Supply and Installation of 1000 metres of New Herpetosure Newt Fencing
  • Supply and Installation of 374 Pitfall Fall Traps
  • 2 Hibernacula
  • 2 Log Refuge Piles
  • Extensive Scrub Clearance, Soft Felling and Destructive Searches.

Herpetosure Newt Fencing has been used on National Grid sites for nine years and panels continue to be reused again and again to great effect – reducing on-going maintenance and product costs whilst working sustainability.


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Three Shires Ltd

Piper Hole Farm

Eastwell Road



LE14 4SS

T: 01664 444 604

F: 01664 444 605



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To say we have been pleased with Three Shires is an understatement. James and his team have impressed throughout with their professional approach, speed and ability to resource a project of this size within the tight timescale set. We looked at many products on the market and I must say that this is the best we have seen.

Dan Murray, ST James Security

Herpetosure were recommended by our ecological consultant, Ray Gemmell of ERAP, and after a site visit it became clear that their product was ideal. Clearly a great deal of thought has gone into the design of the fencing material and as a result an extremely durable fence system is installed very quickly. Without the speed of installation of the HERPETOSURE® fencing and the experience of Three Shires there would, almost certainly, have been a delay in the commencement of pitfall trapping and a subsequent delay in the development programme.

Andrew Roberts, MD Tustin Developments
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