PROTECTED SPECIES SURVEYS
If initial site surveys, PEA suggest that any protected species are or are likely present on a site, it will be necessary to have protected species surveys. Protected species are a list of animals and plants that receive protection at both a national and international levels, under a range of relevant legislations.
The information obtained from the appropriate protected species surveys will provide an understanding of the population dynamics, numbers and pattern of behaviour. The information obtained enables the design and planning to retain the species at their Favourable Conservation Status (FCS), by implementing mitigation into the final design consultation. Once planning has been granted the appropriate mitigation designed can be used to obtain a license from the relevant statutory body in order to progress your scheme.
Our extensive expertise with surveying, licensing, mitigation and monitoring of protected species enables us to provide detailed, specialist reports that will give you clear, straightforward answers and practical solutions, while also complying with all legislation.
There are time constraints to when certain species surveys can be completed, for further information on this refer to our species survey calendar.