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Badger Surveys

Sustainability Appraisals
Invasive Species
Invasive Species Survey
Project Management

Harmil Environmental's team of expert ecologists have extensive experience in undertaking otter surveys and producing professional and comprehensive ecological reports required to meet planning conditions. 

Working throughout the UK, we have worked on a wide range of projects throughout the UK and continue to work with private clients, architects, developers and local authorities. Our aim is to make developments proceed as smoothly as possible whilst working under the jurisdiction of the wildlife laws.

When do I need an Badger Survey?

Badgers are legally protected under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 and is in place to prevent activities such as badger baiting. This law makes it a serious offence to kill, injure, interfere or take a badger. Any proposed development site needs to be assessed for any active badger setts, with the appropriate remedial action taken place. This species is often found during the initial Phase 1 Habitat Survey or Preliminary Ecological Appraisal. However, should the species be found, further action may be necessary.

Prior to any development, protected species are required to be considered prior to the approval of planning. The following species are protected and must be considered: 

- Bats 

- Badgers

- Birds

- Great Crested Newts

- Hazel Dormouse

- Invertebrates

- Otters

- Red Squirrels

- Reptiles

- Water Voles

- White-Clawed Crayfish

- Other Wildlife

How can Harmil help?

Harmil Environmental's ecologists are licensed to carry out otter surveys anywhere in the UK with prices starting from as low as £250. 

We always aim to offer a fast, professional and friendly service at competitive prices. We work with our clients to provide common sense solutions and we will never stop a development, just work around protected species to ensure that no wildlife laws are broken! 

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