Richard Green is one of a relatively small number of consultants in England who holds this licence, having demonstrated a high level of earned recognition in this field.
This licence permits persons registered under this licence to interfere with badger setts, including: monitoring of sett use by badgers, the exclusion of badgers from their setts and destruction of setts for the purposes of development (as defined in section 55(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990) and preventing serious damage. It also permits the disturbance of badgers occupying a badger sett for the purpose of development. Registered Users are permitted to monitor sett use at any time of the year, but exclusion of badgers and closure of setts must only be undertaken between 1 July and 30 November (inclusive).
The use of this licence is subject to:
- All necessary permissions and consents being in place prior to applying to notify a site;
- Registration of the site and written confirmation from Natural England that works may proceed;
- Submission of a report of licensed activities within 14 days of completion of the licensed activities.
Richard Green Ecology can therefore assist on development projects potentially affecting badger setts, saving time and money by not having to apply for a project specific licence where the class licence can be used instead.