Developers Ordered to do More to Protect Britain’s Wildlife
26 Jul

Developers Ordered to do More to Protect Britain’s Wildlife

Communities Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP has announced new expectations on how developers can protect specific species, including using ‘hedgehog highways’ and hollow swift bricks in new build homes. The guidance, published yesterday, builds on the government’s planning rulebook adopted last…

Successful bat mitigation
23 Apr

Successful bat mitigation examples

Bat loft and ‘squeeze box’ In 2017, Richard obtained a licence from Natural England to undertake modifications to a farmhouse and outbuilding, including the re-roofing and modification of the farmhouse loft and modifications to the outbuilding. The farmhouse was used as a maternity roost…

Update on Natural England Wildlife Licence Charges
15 Feb

Update on Natural England Wildlife Licence Charges

Natural England will be implementing charges for mitigation licences in a phased manner from April 2019, with the specific timing dependent on the successful implementation of business improvements to strengthen customer service delivery. Natural England are aiming to implement the…

07 Feb

Richard Green Ecology Seminars

Richard Green Ecology is running a seminar on ‘Bats and Development’ at Sandy Park, Exeter on 15 March 2019. Aimed at those working in planning and construction/development, attendance is by invite only, although if you are interested in attending please…
13 Sep

Bats and artificial lighting in the UK

The Institute of Lighting Professionals, in partnership with the Bat Conservation Trust, has published new guidance on bats and lighting. This is the latest practical guidance on considering the impact upon bats when designing lighting schemes. This guidance is available on…
07 Sep

Natural England Wildlife Licensing Updates

Wildlife Licence charges The legislation to enable Natural England to charge for licences has been signed by the Minister and is being scrutinised by Parliament. If approved, the legislation will come into force in October. Natural England are working towards…