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Great Crested Newt District Licensing Scheme

Great Crested Newt District Licensing Scheme

Great Crested Newt District Licensing Scheme     Over the past few years, Natural England, alongside local planning authorities, have been rolling out a new great crested newt district licensing scheme in an attempt to increase GCN population numbers at...

Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA)

Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA)

Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA)What is a Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment? A Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) may be required for effective planning decisions. A LIVA may be used to assist in the design process for a proposed change....

Collington Winter Environmental: A Leading Ecology Company

Collington Winter Environmental: A Leading Ecology Company

Collington Winter Environmental: A Leading Ecology Company Collington Winter Environmental are highly professional ecology company with offices based in Greater Manchester and Dumfries, Scotland. We provide a nationwide service and have assisted on development...

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...