Great Crested Newt Surveys from £399
How and why will the presence of Great Crested Newts disrupt my building plans?
You’ve got your designs completed, the money’s all there and you’re about to submit an application for planning permission. But, the local authority has said that you need to submit the findings of a Great Crested Newt survey before building can start. So, what exactly is this, why is it needed, and how can you get one done and proceed with your building plans?
Great Crested Newt Survey from £399
The reason that you’re being asked to have a Great Crested Newt survey carried out is that this species of newt is protected under EU and UK law. This means that all local planning authorities are obligated to ensure that it is adequately protected from building developments, and that both the species and individual newts do not come to any harm.
Great Crested Newt Surveys at Arbtech
A survey carried out by a professional ecologist is the best way to get this done, and this is something you must arrange yourself, by calling in the experts like Arbtech. A Great Crested Newt Survey will involve a number of visits to your property to look for the presence of Great Crested Newts. If none are found then it is likely that your plans can go ahead. However if newts are present, the survey will also have to take into account how they will be affected by your construction plans. A mitigation plan may then need to be drawn up in order to show the planning authority how you will ensure that the newts will not come to any harm.
Great Crested Newts giving you a headache?
Arbtech can do all of this for you, helping you to comply with all current legislation and push your building plans forward. We ensure that all costs are kept as low and as transparent as possible. Call us today on 08450 176950 for a friendly chat, or read more about Great Crested Newt Surveys here.
All prices are correct at the time of publication, include our traveling expense and your report, but exclude value added tax.