Aluco Ecology  

Survey - Planning Solutions - Implementation

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Red Kite Milvus milvus taken in Berkshire

A Schedule 1 Protected Species under the Wildlife & Countryside Act

Protected Species & Species of Conservation Concern

The law protects many species of plants and animals. Some, such as Bats, Badger, Water Vole, Dormouse and Great Crested Newt are often encountered on development sites. 

Protected species have to be considered by developers and land owners when carrying out a development, land management or conservation works. They are a material consideration in development planning, and failure to confirm their presence during initial project conception can later lead to programming delays, and potentially an infringement of the law.
Commonly encountered species on sites and in the planning process include:
  • Bats 
  • Birds
  • Great Crested Newt 
  • Dormouse 
  • Badgers
  • Reptiles (such as Slow Worm, Common Lizard, Grass Snake & Adder)
  • Water Vole & Otter
  • Invertebrates
 We have experience in surveying for all protected species groups, undertaking survey work to the level necessary to fulfil the client's brief, whether this be planning related or land management related. We will work with the client to provide mitigation designs to avoid, reduce and offset potential adverse effects of a project.

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