ECOLOGY TEAM OFFERS SITE CONSULTATIONS TO AVOID DELAYS DUE TO GREAT CRESTED NEWTS

Harris Lamb’s Ecology Team is working with developers to avoid costly delays to planning applications by providing advice on great-crested newts. Developers seeking to submit planning applications in 2019 are being advised to check their sites for proximity to ponds before April and seek ecology surveys rather than experience delays to their proposals. Dr Holly Smith, who he...

HARRIS LAMB ECOLOGISTS RETAINED BY BLOOR HOMES TO OVERSEE ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENTS

Ecologists at Harris Lamb have been working with a leading house-builder to ensure that sites earmarked for residential development aren’t at risk of delays due to protected species. The business’ Environmental team has been working with Bloor Homes to survey a number of sites prior to planning applications being submitted to ensure that protected species are identified and considered in t...

WET AND WILD(LIFE)

Rob Harrison, Principal Ecologist, on an important ecological event… We’re just a couple of weeks away from a pretty important day in the environmental calendar. World Wetlands Day takes place on Saturday February 2nd February, raising awareness for this vital ecosystem. The global awareness day aims to heighten appreciation of wetlands and the ecosystem services they provide, which inc...

ECO-WATCH: WHAT DEVELOPERS NEED TO KNOW AND DO ABOUT WILDLIFE ON-SITE

From bats to badgers and nesting birds to newts; there are a whole host of protected species (26,427, in fact!)* that can delay development plans, should they not be identified and rehomed properly. Turning a blind eye to the presence of Great Crested Newts on a piece of land earmarked for development, for example, can not only see you slapped with a £5,000 fine PER NEWT, but could even see y...

BEWARE THE BIRDS!

Nesting season is just weeks away, and failure to comply can lead to costly and lengthy development delays. Holly Smith, head of our Environmental team, explains...  Whether you see January as that interminable period between Christmas and lighter nights, or a fresh new start, the good news is that Spring is around the corner, and it’s time to turn our attention to our tweeting feathere...