We have obtained dormouse licences for a number of projects, including highway and housing schemes.
Dormouse in nest
Gnawed hazel nut
Richard Green Ecology has successfully obtained European protected species licences for dormice for a number of highway, housing and agricultural schemes.
The access road to Exeter Airport was widened, resulting in the removal of a hedge used by nesting dormice. Richard Green Ecology undertook a watching brief during hedge removal and oversaw the planting of a new species-rich hedge to provide replacement habitat. We also erected dormouse nest boxes in adjacent habitats to provide replacement nesting opportunities.
Richard Green Ecology is currently working with Devon County Council on the A361 North Devon Link Road and A380, where vegetation management is required for safety and visibility and dormice are present. Work under licence includes sensitive removal of vegetation during the winter and provision of dormouse nest boxes.
Richard Green Ecology is an established independent consultancy based in Exeter. We are customer focussed and provide expert advice and services to achieve our clients’ objectives, whilst complying with planning policy and wildlife legislation.
We take a proportionate and innovative approach to provide cost-effective solutions, following best practice and British Standard BS 42020:2013 Biodiversity – Code of practice for planning and development.
- Full CIEEM members and bound by a professional code of conduct.
- Highly experienced, multi-disciplinary team of suitably qualified ecologists.
- Natural England & Natural Resources Wales licensed and fully insured.
- CSCS, Confined Space, Tree Climbing & Aerial Rescue, First Aid trained.