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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...

Reptile Mitigation and Compensation Guidance

Reptile Mitigation and Compensation Guidance

Reptile Mitigation and Compensation GuidanceReptile Mitigation Reptiles, such as grass snakes, sand lizards, common lizards, smooth snakes and slow worms are UK and European protected species. The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 provides protection from deliberate...

Preliminary Ecological Appraisal Phase 1 Habitat Survey

Preliminary Ecological Appraisal Phase 1 Habitat Survey

Preliminary Ecological Appraisal Phase 1 Habitat SurveyWhat is a Preliminary Ecological Appraisal Phase 1 Habitat Survey? A Preliminary Ecological Appraisal Phase 1 Habitat Survey, also known as a Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA), is the first step taken in...

Bat Mitigation, Avoidance and Compensation

Bat Mitigation, Avoidance and Compensation

Bat Mitigation, Avoidance and Compensation Why is Bat Mitigation Required? Bat mitigation may be required for planning and licence applications. In the UK, bats are a protected species; therefore if there is a belief that bats may be present on a site, a bat...

Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP)

Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP)

Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP): BiodiversityWhat is a Construction Environmental Management Plan: Biodiversity? Managing the impacts of a construction project on the environment can be extremely difficult due to the complex nature of construction...

Badger Sett Closure

Badger Sett Closure

Badger Sett Closure Why Would a Badger Sett Closure be Required?   Badger sett closure may be required if badger setts are found on a development site. Badger clans occupy and breed in something called a sett. A sett is a system of chambers and tunnels, excavated by...

Otter Surveys for Development

Otter Surveys for Development

Otter Surveys for Development Why are Otter Surveys Required? If a development is likely to affect a water body, or an area near a water body, otter surveys may be required. The only UK native otter is the Eurasian otter which is a European Protected Species under the...

Bird Surveys for Development

Bird Surveys for Development

Bird Surveys for DevelopmentWhy are Bird Surveys Required? All nesting and breeding birds in the UK are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act (as amended) 1981. Intentionally injuring, killing, or taking a wild bird is prohibited under this Act. It is also...

Reptile Surveys

Reptile Surveys

Reptile Surveys for DevelopmentWhy are Reptile Surveys Required? Reptile surveys are required for development on sites which may be inhabited by protected species of reptiles. Native reptile species are protected under Schedule 5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act...