Legally Protected Species
In the face of growing concern for the future of our natural environment many animals and plants are given legal protection under both national and European legislation. This may apply to the habitat and feeding grounds of plants and animals, as much as to the species themselves.
Our services include:
- Bat surveys
- Badger surveys
- Great crested newt surveys
- Otter surveys
- Water vole surveys
- Hedgerow surveys
If you require information on other legally protected species, please contact us.
It is essential that protected species are considered at the very earliest stages of the development process. Planning guidance across the UK makes it very clear nature conservation should be a material consideration in determining any planning application. Therefore, it is advisable to undertake surveys before planning permission is sought, so that the development incorporates measures designed to avoid any impacts on protected species.
Your Local Planning Authority will be able to provide more detail on the Protected Species Surveys required for planning applications in your area.
Our support services:
Where important habitats or species have been identified, BlueSky Environmental Solutions are able to provide additional services such as, newt fencing, habitat creation and other wildlife mitigation measures and enhancement works in order to support your scheme. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.