Protected Species Licenses
For developments where protected species are identified on site it may be necessary to obtain a European Protected Species Licence (EPSL) for those species that are covered under a European legislation or Natural England licences to disturb or destroy a badger sett. A licence permits certain on-site operations to occur within a set time period and ensures that the client is operating on the right side of the law, while working towards maintaining the favourable conservation status of the protected species affected by the works. While the Consultancy has prepared numerous EPS licence applications, the Bat Low Impact Class Licence (BLIC) offers a quicker and simpler route to a European Protected Species Bat Licence for small numbers of the relatively more common species of bat. Edward is a Registered Consultant on the Bat Low Impact Class Licence (BLIC).