Prospect Lane

Prospect Lane

We were commissioned by Prospect Target Club Limited to provide an assessment of the potential ornithological  impacts arising from an application to Warrington Borough Council (WBC) for a new clay pigeon target shooting venue on land at Prospect Farm, Prospect Lane, Rixton.  Prospect Target Club Limited applied for planning permission for a clay target shooting venue on part of the land at Prospect Farm.  The development proposals included provision of a clay pigeon shooting club, clubhouse and associated parking.  The club will be operated by the applicant who employs a British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) accredited shotgun coach and safety officer.  The facility will provide safety training to professional and amateur shooting enthusiasts.

Concerns were raised by Warrington Borough Council (WBC) regarding potential bird impacts of the proposal on Risley Moss SSSI and the surrounding area. After being commissioned to investigate the degree of site disturbance on bird species in the local area, we were able to submit sufficient evidence to allow for the approval of the site proposals, following a full public enquiry.