Other Protected Species Surveys
If there is potential for protected species to be affected by a proposed development, then planning policy dictates that an appropriate level of survey and a thorough impact assessment needs to be carried out to support the planning application.
Our ecologists are experienced in identifying situations where consideration needs to be given to an individual protected species, enabling us to conduct suitable survey, mitigation design and licensing.
We can offer the following surveys for individual protected species;
- Great crested newt presence/absence and population class assessment surveys
- Great crested newt Environmental DNA (eDNA) surveys
- Reptile presence/absence and population class assessment surveys
- Badger walkover surveys
- Water vole surveys
- Bird surveys (winter and breeding)
- Barn owl surveys
For more information on bat surveys see our dedicated ‘Bat Surveys & Mitigation’ section.