Protected species surveying, licensing and ecology


Protected species surveys are now a necessity for many planning applications, and as well as ascertaining simple presence or absence, modern planning requirements can mean that more detailed work is necessary to assess the population of a protected species on a site as well as the habitat features key to its survival, in order that appropriate mitigation can be secured.

Having staff with a range of survey licences, Bioscan routinely carries out both presence/absence and population assessment surveys for protected species that are regularly encountered on development sites such as great crested newts, badgers, water voles and the more common bats, through to more rarely encountered bird, bat, invertebrate and plant species that also enjoy statutory protection.

Bioscan are highly experienced in devising mitigation strategies in support of procuring licences to derogate from legal provisions, either for the purposes of implementing a development or carrying out any other works.

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  • Great crested newts
  • Bats
  • Badgers
  • Reptiles
  • Water voles
  • Dormouse
  • Otter
  • White-clawed crayfish
  • Schedule 1 birds
  • Nesting birds
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