Bat & Ecological Survey Godalming and Waverley
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If you are a developer in the Godalming, Waverley or wider Surrey area, it is a requirement of the local planning authority that you support your application with an ecological assessment or bat survey of some description. The Surrey Wildlife Trust and Surrey Bat Group are very active and frequently consulted by Surrey’s various planning authorities where it is thought you’re your proposed development has the potential to impact upon European protected species e.g. bats; and great crested newts. Further, Waverley advises that full planning applications are unlikely to be validated without an ecological survey, see Wavelrey B.C. web site:
The intention of an ecology survey (often called a Protected Species Survey, Phase 1 Habitat Survey, or Ecological Assessment) is to catalogue ecological receptors at your application site, specifically referencing species and habitats afforded legal protection by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, to be impacted upon. Your resulting interpretive report will consider further survey work if appropriate, however, such recommendations are uniquely in consequence of nature of your scheme. in the same way, a Bat Survey looks for evidence of bats and bat habitat at your site.
- You can read more about Bat Surveys here: http://www.arbtech.co.uk/ecology/bat-scoping-survey/
- You can read more about Protected Species Surveys and Phase 1 Habitat Surveys here: http://www.arbtech.co.uk/ecology/ecology-reports-and-surveys/
Need a Protected Species Survey for Planning in Surrey?
Normally, bat and habitat surveys are required to determine a planning application, and increasingly it is uncommon ecological reports to form part of planning conditions. In either case though, our friendly and pragmatic ecological consultants can provide an initial consultation, without charge, in respect of the likely implications for cost and time scales.
Ecology and Bat Consultants in Waverley FAQ
If you would like to have a friendly, pragmatic discussion about bats, ecology and habitat surveys at your site, why not contact one of our local ecological consultants on 08450 176950 or e-mail us via [email protected]?
Informative link—Surrey Bat Group: