Where a development site contains badger setts, it may be necessary to undertake dedicated monitoring surveys.
Where badger setts are situated within development sites it is often necessary to determine the status of setts and the size of the resident badger group’s territory, which can be achieved through undertaking baitmarking surveys. This is particularly useful when applying to Natural England for licence applications to disturb/destroy a sett.
Badgers are protected from wilful killing or injury and their setts are protected from damage or destruction under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992.
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