Spalding Associates specialises in finding solutions to the presence of protected species
A number of animals and plants are protected by law. Badgers, nesting birds and bats are the most commonly encountered species in planning proposals and development work. The presence (or suspected presence) of a legally protected species at a site requires assessment of potential impact 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 ascertain, firstly, whether a licence will be needed to undertake work that you propose, advise you on procedures and solutions and, if necessary, organise the obtaining of the appropriate licence. We can also supervise works under licence, such as badger exclusions.
Spalding Associates have experience throughout England and Wales with a large number of legally protected species. The following are regularly encountered during development work and we can obtain licences as appropriate:
- Barn Owls
- Great Crested Newts
- Sand Lizards
- Water Voles
We are specialists in a range of 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.