ALL ABOUT THE BATS – DEVELOPERS WARNED NOT TO FLOUT SPECIES PROTECTION LAWS AS SURVEY SEASON BEGINS

Ecology experts at Harris Lamb are working with developers to ensure that construction schedules are not disrupted by bats. To enable this, bat surveys are planned during the core summer bat survey season, which runs for the next three months. The business’ Environment team is also warning developers that they could face more than delays if they disregard the presence of bats in the vicinity...

IMPROVING ECOLOGICAL VALUE VIA BIODIVERSITY NET GAIN

Miles Haslam, of our Environmental department, on the importance of biodiversity net-gain. Following Chancellor Philip Hammond’s pledge to implement legislation requiring developers to deliver biodiversity net-gain through all projects in his 2019 Spring Statement, our ecologists are attending a series of training events this year. These include the CIEEM Spring Conference 2019 on Biodi...

ASSISTANT ECOLOGIST BOOSTS HARRIS LAMB’S ENVIRONMENTAL TEAM

Harris Lamb has developed its growing environmental team with the appointment of an assistant ecologist. The department, which was formed just 12 months ago, has welcomed Josh Randhawa to its ranks. Since graduating from Birmingham University in 2013, Josh has worked for a number of organisations including the city council and Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park, and will support the team...

IN-HOUSE ECOLOGISTS COMPLETE TRAINING TO OFFER DEVELOPERS BIODIVSITY NET GAIN COMPLIANCE

With ever-increasing demands on businesses to demonstrate environmental responsibility, ecologists at Harris Lamb have been working with developers to ensure that projects are compliant with Biodiversity regulations to prevent them being blocked at planning stage. With regulations in place specifically for the UK construction industry on Biodiversity Net Gain – identifying ways to oversee de...

HARRIS LAMB APPOINTS PRINCIPAL ECOLOGIST TO ENVIRONMENT TEAM

Harris Lamb has appointed a Principal Ecologist to its recently established Environment Team. Launched in February this year, the department has proved a huge success for the business, conducting surveys and offering advice to developers throughout the UK, and Rob Harrison has now been brought on board to help support its expanding client-base.     Rob, whose ecological e...