This is a preliminary and baseline survey, which includes a Phase 1 Habitat survey and also assesses the site in terms of its potential to support protected species of plants and animals and those of nature conservation concern. Where a site contains a building this will involve an external and internal assessment of the building by a licensed bat ecologist for signs of roosting bats and/or nesting barn owls. This survey assessment is a necessary first-step in the planning process and is frequently undertaken for clients as it can save considerable time and costs.
Bat and dormouse surveys are continuing at this time of year. Badger licences to disturb or interfere with a sett are issued from early July until late November.
Please refer to our survey timetable for further information on surveys that can be undertaken this season.
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