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Ecological Impact Assessment for Development

Ecological Impact Assessment for Development

Ecological Impact Assessment for DevelopmentWhat is an Ecological Impact Assessment? An Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA) is a method of identifying, evaluating, and quantifying the potential impacts of development on the environment, including, habitats, protected...

Undertaking a Bat Hibernation Survey

Undertaking a Bat Hibernation Survey

Undertaking a Bat Hibernation SurveyWhat is a Bat Hibernation Survey? There are many different types of bat surveys, including bat hibernation surveys. A Bat hibernation survey should be carried out to assess the potential for roosts of hibernating bats on, or in the...

Badger Survey Methodology and Techniques

Badger Survey Methodology and Techniques

Badger Survey Methodology and Techniques Surveying for Badgers In a recent article, we discussed the requirement for a badger survey if there were any signs of badger activity on or close to a development site. The reason for this is because it is against the law to...

Ecological Enhancement Measures for Development

Ecological Enhancement Measures for Development

Ecological Enhancement Measures for DevelopmentWhat is Ecological Enhancement? Ecological enhancement describes measures which can be put in place to improve the ecological condition of a site on completion of a development project. These measures can also be put in...

Ecological Survey: What is a Survey?

Ecological Survey: What is a Survey?

Ecological Survey: What is a Survey? Ecological Survey An ecological survey may be required for a proposed development to identify any ecological constraints which may be present on a development site. A site survey will assess each section of your site and will...

Landscape Ecological Management Plan (LEMP)

Landscape Ecological Management Plan (LEMP)

Landscape Ecological Management Plan (LEMP)   What is a Landscape Ecological Management Plan? A Landscape and Ecological Management Plan provides instructions and processes for the management and operations of a site. The instructions in this site-specific...

Undertaking a Wintering Bird Survey

Undertaking a Wintering Bird Survey

Undertaking a Wintering Bird SurveyWhat is a Wintering Bird Survey? There are many types of wintering birds which migrate to the UK every year in search of great feeding opportunities and a milder climate. Some of these types of birds include the Great Northern Diver,...

Great Crested Newt Mitigation and Compensation

Great Crested Newt Mitigation and Compensation

Great Crested Newt Mitigation and CompensationGreat crested newt mitigation plans will need to be put in place if newts are discovered on a development site during an appraisal, assessment, or a survey. If they are found after development work has started, all work...

Water Vole Mitigation and Compensation

Water Vole Mitigation and Compensation

Water Vole Mitigation and CompensationWater vole mitigation plans will be required if they are discovered on a development site during an assessment, appraisal,  or a survey. If they are found after development work has begun, all work that could have an effect on...