Celebrating 20 years delivering clear, impartial and accurate advice on environmental planning for land use and development.
Spalding Associates specialise in finding solutions to the presence of protected species, both for you and your project and for wildlife
We have over 20 years’ experience throughout England and Wales working with a large number of legally protected species. Many animals and plants are protected by law and they need to be carefully considered when undertaking planning proposals and development work. Bats, Badgers and nesting birds are most commonly encountered and the presence (or suspected presence) of a legally protected species at a site requires that an assessment is made of the potential impact of the development on the individuals and, in some cases, on their habitats. Early survey for these species in a project can save time and money. We can find out, firstly, whether a licence is needed to undertake the work that you propose, we can provide advice on the relevant procedures and solutions and, if necessary, we can organise obtaining a licence for the works to proceed lawfully. We can also supervise works under licence, such as badger exclusions.
Spalding Associates can provide advice and obtain licences, as appropriate, for the following species which are regularly encountered during development work:
- Barn Owls
- Great Crested Newts
- Sand Lizards
- Water Voles
We are also specialists in a range of rare species including Shore Dock, Early Gentian, Petalwort, Large Blue butterfly, Black-veined Moth, Marsh Fritillary, the water beetle Agabus brunneus and Trembling Sea Mat.