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 .
Water Vole foraging on a Riverside bank, Hampshire
Commonly encountered species on sites and in the planning process
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 .
These include :
Great Crested Newt
Dormouse & Badgers
Otter and Water Vole
A number of protected species require survey and/or development licences
in order to work with the species groups or affect the species or its habitat.
These include for example Bats, Dormouse, Great Crested Newt, and Badgers. A project or development that has potential
to impact these species may be required to go through a licensing procedure. Work on development sites where these
species are present is usually carried out under specific Licences, including Protected
Species Licences designated under UK legislation.
At Aluco Ecology we specialise in designing mitigation and development
schemes so that the appropriate licences can be obtained, and development can
proceed without harm to the protected wildlife.
We will work as the named ecologist on a Licence and provide support in delivering
mitigation measures and implementation of the
We aim to help our clients satisfy their development needs
whilst taking into account the principals of ecological legislation and policy.
The result is development that is sustainable and at the forefront of best
planning and ecological practice. We can provide advice for planning
applications, strategic planning and land management. From private developers
(individuals and large companies) through to Local Planning Authorities and
conservation bodies .