Our ecology team can assess the potential for protected, rare or notable species to be present at a site, identifying the need for phase 2 protected species surveys to help ensure legislative and planning policy compliance.
For bats we offer support throughout the planning process providing a range of bat survey types including Emergence/Re-entry Surveys, Activity Surveys and Preliminary Roost Assessments. Greengage hold a Natural England Class Bat Survey Licence enabling detailed assessments of development sites with roosts. Our experience with bats and the built form allows bespoke and focussed advice through the creation of mitigation strategies and the successful and timely achievement of European Protected Species Mitigation Licences.
Among others, we also offer specialist Reptile, Dormice, Great Crested Newt, Invertebrate, Bird and Water Vole survey and mitigation support. Many protected species surveys are seasonally constrained and we can provide advice on what surveys can be carried out over the year and how this may influence the planning and construction programme. We strongly advise that early consultation with us is sought to avoid delays to the project programme.