Nutrient Pollution

Nutrient Pollution

The Chief Planner at the Department for Levelling up, Housing and Communities has recently released letters in regards to nutrient pollution which is having adverse effects on waterbodies and rivers in the catchments of sites protected for biodiversity under the...
Biodiversity Net Gain Update

Biodiversity Net Gain Update

With many local authorities requiring a Net Gain already are you ready? Do you know what Biodiversity Net Gain is and what it means for your proposals, Natural England have produced a short leaflet that explains more, you can access that here. Do you know what...
Protected Species Licences during COVID–19

Protected Species Licences during COVID–19

Natural England (NE) COVID–19 have provided an update regarding their Planning Consultee and Protected Species Mitigation Licence (PSML) applications and work under a granted licence has just been published, click here for full details. In summary NE are seeking to...
Brexit: Ecology and Development

Brexit: Ecology and Development

The withdrawal from the European Union is due to officially occur at the end of January. We are often asked how this will affect the requirement for impacts to protected species from proposed developments to be identified and mitigated. Domestic legislation e.g. the...