The legal protection afforded to certain species through UK and European legislation means that the presence of protected species can sometimes be a significant consideration for development proposals.
Pure Ecology Ltd. provides expert advice on managing protected species and licensing for development, including European Protected Species (EPS) such as great crested newts, dormice and bats. We work in England and Wales and regularly obtain EPS development licences from Natural England and Natural Resources Wales. Our ecological consultants work closely with clients to ensure that potential licensing issues are identified as early as possible and a solution is reached to the satisfaction of both client and authority.
Pure Ecology has Registered Consultants on Natural England’s ‘Low Impact Bat Class Licence’, a streamlined licensing process introduced in 2014 which permits work affecting common bat species and roosts of low conservation significance to be licensed more easily and with less burden to developers. You can find examples of recent projects that involved EPS licences for development and historic buildings on our case studies page.