Protected Species Surveys
Determining the presence/absence of legally protected species, and implementing in appropriate mitigation if required will contribute to a successful planning application. JCA’s helpful and highly experience ecologists can carry out these surveys for your application.
Some protected species surveys are confined to certain times of the year. Please see the Protected Species Survey Calendar for information concerning optimal times for Protected Species Surveys. Please contact us if you require further information regarding ecological surveying.
Protected Species and the Law:
In the UK some species are afforded greater legal protection than others and development which will negatively impact on populations of these species can be restricted. Some species are protected under European Legislation (and UK legislation):
European Protected Species and their habitats are protected from disturbance. Some other species, which may be encountered during development works, are protected under UK law, specifically the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981)
To find out which surveys are required for protected species see relevant pages (from the menu at the top of the page) for details.
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