Harmil Environmental's team of expert ecologists have extensive experience in undertaking reptile 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 a Reptile Survey?
The requirement for survey is due to the legal protection afforded to
them on the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended), making it
illegal to deliberately injure, kill, capture or disturb any reptiles.
They are also afforded protection under the Natural Environment Rural Communities (NERC) Act 2006, with local authorities and other public bodies being required to legally consider their conservation. We are well trained in the methodologies and mitigation regarding reptiles.
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:
How can Harmil help?
Harmil Environmental's ecologists are licensed to carry out reptile surveys anywhere in the UK with prices starting from as low as £250. We are able to survey all 6 native reptile species in the United Kingdom at very competitive prices.
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!