Do I really need an ecology survey?
Not all planning applications will need an ecology survey. However, if you live near protected green space, woodland or parkland you may be required to provide written evidence regarding ecology as part of your application.
If I find protected species will that stop me from getting planning permission?
In most cases finding protected species on or close to your application site should not prevent you being able to obtain planning permission. However, to meet the NPPF (National Planning Policy Framework) you will need to demonstrate that the conservation status for the species will be maintained or enhanced by your proposal. This means that the design of your proposal may need adjusting to avoid impacts and/or show features for protected species.
If I find protected species will this delay my project?
We would advise that you contact us early on in a project as we will be able to advice the likely risk that protected species may be present. There are restrictions to the time of year that surveys can be carried out, so planning these early can prevent delays to the project schedule.
How long will it take to get a survey?
Call us today and we will do our best to fit your survey in at a time that works with your project.