Ben Hewlett

Senior Environmental Advisor (Soft Estate/Biodiversity), National Highways

Ben Hewlett is a senior environmental advisor at National Highways. Ben has been in with company six years and is currently in the biodiversity team.

His role focuses on Soft Estate management and environmental data. His main interest is around how National Highways can make the most of its landholding for wildlife and mitigate the historic impacts from construction of road network such as habitat fragmentation.

Ben also has experience providing environmental planning support for National Highways DCOs, include M25 J10 that includes a green bridge that he championed, which will reconnect two parcels of SPA heathland in Surrey

My Sessions at Traffex

Wednesday 22 May 2024


Panel: Improving Biodiversity on the UK's Road Networks

14:00 - 14:40 Biodiversity
  • The role transport networks can play in nature’s recovery while also factoring in Vision Zero considerations.
  • Considering how habitat management is important, not just habitat creation
  • The value of the National Highways Soft Estate.
  • How we manage our land, historic management, and consequences.
  • Key biodiversity issues caused by the road network, specifically habitat connectivity.