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If you are developing land in the St George’s Hill, Weybridge or greater Surrey area then your local planning authority requires, as part of a planning application, an impact assessment which considers the potential impact of your planning application upon local habitats and or legaly protected species e.g. a Phase 1 Habitat Survey or Bat Survey. Your local planning authority is also likely to consult Surrey Wildlife Trust before about ecological impacts at your site of proposed development. For further information on planning and biodiversity regulations, see the Elmbridge Council web site:
A protected species survey or ecological report is an important part of your application as PPS9 and ODPM Circular 2006/05 require that survey effort is undertaken prior to your application being determined. This is so that species which are legally protected under e.g. the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 or Habitats Regulations 2010 can be identified if they are likely to be “present and affected.” Where appropriate, further survey work will be recommended in your survey report’s recommendations, which is unique to the nature and extent of your site of proposed development.
- To read more about Bat Surveys click here: http://www.arbtech.co.uk/services/ecology/bat-scoping-survey/
- For further information on Protected Species Surveys and Phase 1 Habitat Surveys click here: http://www.arbtech.co.uk/ecology/ecology-reports-and-surveys/
DOES PLANNING IN WEYBRIDGE REQUIRE A BAT SURVEY?
Planning applications are often considered according to the resulting reports from bat and phase 1 habitat surveys, however some cases require an ecological report to form part of the planning conditions where this relates to Code for Sustainable Homes assessments. No matter what your case requires, our helpful and pragmatic ecological consultants can provide an initial consultation, free of charge, to determine the likely implications for cost and time scales.
If you would like a friendly and informative discussion about bats, habitat or ecology surveys at your site why not contact one of our Surrey based ecology consultants on 08450 176950 or e-mail us via [email protected]?
Informative Link – Legal status of Bats: