Environment Department

IN CELEBRATION OF BADGERS

Today is National Badger Day, and since we think they can get something of a bad re, we thought we’d share a few facts about the history and lifestyle of these beautiful creatures. Badgers are short, stout, powerful animals that live in underground ‘setts’ that can extend well over 50… Read More
06
October
2020
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ECOLOGISTS WARN THAT DEVELOPERS HAVE JUST WEEKS REMAINING TO ASSESS AND ACT ON BAT ROOSTS TO AVOID DELAYS TO CONSTRUCTION

Developers have a matter of weeks left to identify the presence of bats at earmarked sites, or risk delays to their plans, ecology experts at Harris Lamb have warned. The business’ Environment team is also warning developers that they could face more than delays if they disregard the presence… Read More
05
August
2020
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HARRIS LAMB APPOINTS ZOOLOGY GRADUATE TO SEASONAL ECOLOGIST ROLE

Harris Lamb has expanded its Environment team with the appointment of a seasonal ecologist. Louis Andrews, who graduated from the University of Exeter with a degree in Zoology with Study Abroad in July 2019, has joined the department at one of its busiest times. Holly Smith, Director, said: The coming… Read More
17
June
2020
Environment
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ECOLOGISTS WARN OF TEN-WEEK WINDOW TO SURVEY FOR NEWT PRESENCE TO AVOID DEVELOPMENT DELAYS

With the newt survey season set to start, ecologists at Harris Lamb are working with developers to avoid costly delays to planning applications by providing advice on great-crested newts. Commercial and residential developers intending to submit planning applications this year are being advised to check their sites for proximity to ponds before April and… Read More
20
March
2020
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NOT VAMPIRES, AND NOT VERMIN: ALL HAIL THE BEAUTIFUL BAT

Happy Hallowe’en! Since  it’s that time of year associated with werewolves, witches and vampires, we thought we’d leave this little thought here: Vampire bats are not the stuff of horror movies… they are a real-live species! Fear not though, not only is there no evidence to suggest that they can… Read More
31
October
2019
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HARRIS LAMB WELCOMES LANDMARK ENVIRONMENT BILL

Harris Lamb’s Environment team has welcomed the landmark Bill introduced by the Government as it aims to tackle the biggest environmental priorities. The Environment Bill has been introduced to ensure the maintenance and improvement of the country’s environmental protections, and sets out a comprehensive and world-leading vision to… Read More
16
October
2019
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BORN TO BE WILD

Saturday marks the beginning of the Wildlife Trust’s 30 days Wild event and Team HL are all geared up to hit the great outdoors and get involved. The organisation’s initiative aims to get people of all ages outside to undertake 30 Random Acts of Wildness throughout the month of June,… Read More
29
May
2019
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HARRIS LAMB ACHIEVES CIEEM MEMBERSHIP TO OPERATE AS AN ECOLOGY CONSULTANCY

Harris Lamb’s Environmental team has achieved membership of the CIEEM, reflecting its role as an ecology consultancy in its own right. The business launched its Environmental division in February 2018, appointing Dr Holly Smith to oversee it and develop its offering. With the dedicated team now having grown to five… Read More
28
May
2019
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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… Read More
22
May
2019
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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… Read More
20
March
2019
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