A Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA) forms the the starting point for most ecological assessments of a site. It looks at a prospective development site and assesses a site’s potential to support protected species or features that may place constraints on the development site.
In the British Isles Bats and their roosts benefit from having legal protection. Bats are often found on potential development sites and in many cases need considered in planning. We are able to help our clients remain within the law through robust survey and well managed mitigation work.
Breedingbird surveys are undertaken where works may disturb nesting birds, which can result in a breach of legislation. We can perform breeding bird surveys and pre-site clearance checks for nesting birds. Surveys can be undertaken prior to planning has been granted or before site preparation works.
In development it is important to establish the presence of badger setts either on site or within a 30m radius of the development site. Badger setts are legally protected from disturbance under the Protection of Badgers Act (1992). We perform badger surveys to help you get your planning permission.