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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) AIEEM on 01/05/2012

Biodiversity offsetting is becoming increasingly popular as a viable mitigation technique for developments. Local Planning Authorities are also developing quantitative techniques to establish the correct level of off-setting for developments at the planning stage.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: Biodiversity offsetting | DEFRA | NPPF | Planning

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) AIEEM on 13/04/2012

The biodiversity Planning Toolkit is a new online resource for anyone involved in the design and planning process. This blog summarises its features and how it can be used to inform development design.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: bat surveys | Bats | biodiversity | Biodiversity Planning Toolkit | Planning

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Posted by: Jason M. Reeves AIEEM on 02/04/2012

On 27 March 2012, the UK Government published its final version of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), which sets out the Government's planning policies for England and how they should be applied. Jason M. Reeves AIEEM, Policy and Information Officer for the Instituteof Ecology and Environmental Management, reviews.

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Categories: News
Tags: biodiversity | National Planning Policy Framework | Planning | Policy | sustainable development

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Posted by: Hannah Maben - BSc (Hons) MIEEM on 17/08/2011

Following recent case law it has become clear that Local Planning Authorities must be satisfied that favourable conservation status of European Protected Species can be maintained before granting planning permission. This blog considers what should be considered pre-planning in respect to bats.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: bat mitigation | bat surveys | Bats | case law | Planning

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Posted by: Hannah Maben - BSc (Hons) MIEEM on 12/08/2011

Recent case law relating to European Protected Species has resulted in a notable change in the level of information relating to bats being required before many Local Planning Authorities across England and Wales will either register or determine a planning application. Here are some top tips to consider when submitting a planning application to avoid refusal on the grounds of insufficient information relating to bats.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: bat mitigation | bat surveys | case law | Planning

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Posted by: Hannah Maben - BSc (Hons) MIEEM, Sara King BSc (Hons) on 12/08/2011

Ecosulis was appointed by Taylor Wimpey to provide ecological consultancy and contracting support for a housing development in Woking. This is a summary of how Ecosulis assisted Taylor Wimpey in securing planning and enabling construction, maintaining favourable conservation status of protected species and providing biodiversity gain.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: bat mitigation | biodiversity gain | BREEAM | ecological consultancy | Planning

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Posted by: Michael Williams - AIEEM BSc (Hons) on 07/04/2011

New planning guidance for greater horseshoe bats in the South Hams Special Area of Conservation has recently been issued. The implications of this planning guidance for developers, which can include bat surveys between April and October, are discussed. Ecosulis has years of experience with greater horseshoe bats and are happy to offer advice.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: bat mitigation | bat surveys | Devon | Planning

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) on 23/11/2010

All British species of bats and their places of shelter are protected under UK and European law. It is an offence to kill, injure or disturb a bat or to damage or obstruct access to a place used for shelter or protection by bats. A European Protected Species Licence (EPSL) is therefore required to lawfully undertake development works to a building that is a confirmed bat roost and would otherwise trigger an offence.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: bat licence | bat mitigation | bat surveys | European Protected Species Licence | monitoring | Planning

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Posted by: Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 03/08/2010

Ecosulis is an employee-owned environmental and ecological consultancy and contracting company, which has been designing and implementing practical solutions for clients throughout the UK for over 20 years. We differ from other consultancies in concentrating on providing project managers and ecologists.

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Categories: Company News
Tags: ecological consultancy | ecosulis | EIA | Planning

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