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Where Have All The Hedgehogs Gone?

Where Have All The Hedgehogs Gone?

You may remember a familiar sight or sound as a hedgehog snuffles across the road or garden. But when was the last time you heard one? Hedgehogs are now a Biodiversity Action Plan species BAP (2007) and appear in Local Plan policy document as a species targeted for...

BREEAM Changes Coming Soon

BREEAM Changes Coming Soon

Following consultation last year, changes to the BREEAM assessment process are expected to be announced early this year. Early information suggests that the changes will include an additional (third) stage of assessment – Verification, a 12 month monitoring and review...

District Licensing in Kent

District Licensing in Kent

Bakerwell reported in 2017 (weblink to our article http://bit.ly/2mY8xDT) on the new district licensing project for great crested newts (GCN) which is coming to Kent.  Developers choosing and able to bring their project under the district licensing scheme will not...

Monthly Networking Event in Sussex

Monthly Networking Event in Sussex

Bakerwell have set up a networking group, Building Sussex Connections, with SEA Building Compliance and in association with kirksaunders. This is an informal networking group for property and construction professionals located in Hove, East Sussex. Each event is held...

Have Your Say!

Have Your Say!

Wildlife licences are required from Natural England in some situations, where your project may disturb or remove protected wildlife or damage protected habitats. Natural England are proposing to charge for protected species licences. The intention is to reduce the...

UK Environmental Protection Bill Update

UK Environmental Protection Bill Update

The second hearing of the Proposed UK Environmental Protection Bill is due to take place on the 12th May 2017. The House of Commons will debate the proposal to safeguard protection measures for the UK. These are currently enshrined in EU legislation and the...