08 Jan

Planning your 2018 ecological surveys

Happy New Year from everyone at Richard Green Ecology Ltd! A quick reminder to check our ecological survey calendar for 2018. Importantly, only two months remain to conduct bat hibernation surveys if you are planning a development which will affect…

13 Dec

Charging for Wildlife Licences?

Natural England is consulting on a proposal to introduce charges for wildlife licences. The consultation will close on Monday 5 February 2018. We encourage architects and clients to respond to the consultation (link below).

What Do Bats Do in the Winter
08 Dec

What do bats do in winter?

For the next three or four months, British bats will be in hibernation. Void dwelling bats such as greater and lesser horseshoe bats are often found hibernating in significant numbers in underground sites such as tunnels, mines, caves and cellars,…

CIEEM Autumn Conference 2017
23 Nov

CIEEM Autumn Conference 2017

Richard’s presentation, ‘Bat Mitigation and Monitoring on the A465 Heads of Valleys Section 2’ at the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) Autumn Conference 2017, was well received by over 300 professional ecologists. He has had several positive…
17 Nov

Plan your winter surveys now

Now is the time to book any winter surveys, to avoid delays to your project. Preliminary bat roost assessment of trees should be undertaken when there are no leaves to obscure views. Potential bat hibernacula should be surveyed by inspection…

08 Nov

Cirl Bunting Development Guidance Note

The RSPB, in conjunction with Devon County Council, Teignbridge District Council and Torbay Council, has produced a new guidance note for built developments affecting cirl buntings in Devon. Cirl buntings are an attractive and iconic Devon species. Once widespread across…

25 Aug

HS2 Bat Mitigation Class Licence

Richard Green has become one of the first ecological consultants in England to become registered to use the HS2 Bat Mitigation Licences WML-CL39 and WML-CL40. WML-CL39 permits activities resulting in the disturbance and/or capture of certain species of bats and/or…