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Helping You Deal With Ecological Issues

Being an independent consultancy offering an efficient and cost effective service, are often approached by home owners who have had their planning application held up through a request for further information from the Local Planning Authority.

In most cases this will be so the LPA can be satisfied, with a reasonable degree of confidence, that no bat roosts will be obstructed / destroyed by the proposed extension or demolition and new build.

This is not the only issue however, and depending on the scale of the proposals, impacts to reptiles may also occur where suitable linked habitat in a garden would be lost.

Speak to an ecologist about your project

Achieving Planning Permission

At first glance, the process of achieving planning permission for any ecology requirements may seem intimidating to home owners who are unfamiliar with the system. However, we're experienced in accomplishing any required ecology works for homeowners and are happy to get you through the process. The first step for an ecology assessment is the initial ecological appraisal, where one of our Ecologists will assess your property for the potential to support any protected species. This preliminary assessment can be undertaken at any time of year and will inform whether any further protected species surveys are required.

If Phase II protected species surveys are required, they must be undertaken in the appropriate season (which differ for each species). The Ecologist can explain any steps that will need to be taken as part of this process. If a protected species is found within your property and may be impacted by the works, a Protected Species Licence and mitigation will be required to make sure that the species won't be harmed. 

We can help you accomplish all steps associated with this process as easily as possible to get your project accomplished. Please contact us to speak with one of our Ecologists in detail about your project!

Bats

Bats are a common concern for homeowners who will be doing any works to their home, whether demolishing an entire building or constructing a small extension. When information is requested in relation to roosting bats we deploy an experienced and Natural England licensed bat surveyor to investigate your property assessing its potential to support bats or note any evidence of bat presence (i.e. droppings).

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