Protected Species Licence
Moving your project forward
If fully protected species are identified on your site and will be adversely impacted upon, a European Protected Species licence will be required from Natural England. We have a 100% success rate obtaining EPS licences for our clients.
In order to obtain a licence, Natural England must be satisfied that the development, mitigation and compensation scheme proposed meets the 'three tests' of the Habitats Regulations (2017). Ecosupport can design pragmatic mitigation and compensation strategies which are achievable on the ground to obtain the required licences and move your project forward.
An EPS licence is necessary for impacts to species and groups that are regularly found on development sites including:
Great Crested Newts
Smooth Snakes & Sand Lizards
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Similarly, if a badger sett must be closed for site development, a licence must be obtained from Natural England to ensure the site adheres to the Badger Protection Act (1992) and mitigates any impacts to badgers in the process.
This can often be a intimidating process for clients, but we'll ensure that we keep you up to date with all developments and use our expert knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation to obtain your licence and move your project forward.
At Ecosupport we have strong experience achieving protected species licences for our clients. Our staff have over 15 years successfully achieving project mitigation licences with a 100% success rate. Speak to us now about whether you need a licence for your project.