STOP BADGERING THEM!

Remember reading The Wind In The Willows as a child? The Badger featured in the fearsome foursome didn’t get the kind of grief our little black and white friends do these days, but maybe he didn’t set up home in the way of a proposed development… The past few weeks have seen our Environmental team undertaking extensive surveys and preparing reports and mitigation plans for those clients ...

BIO WHAT GAIN?

Our Principal Ecologist Rob Harrison sheds a little light on the recent Government decision to implement a mandatory approach to Biodiversity Net Gain.  Earlier this year, we saw the Government introduce its landmark Environment Bill, which will bring into force a mandatory approach to Biodiversity Net Gain. Since then, we’ve been hearing one common question over and over again: “W...

BATS AND BUILDINGS – SURVEY SEASON IS DRAWING TO A CLOSE

With just a few weeks left of the core summer bat survey season, ecology experts at Harris Lamb are working with developers to ensure that construction schedules are not disrupted by bats. Developers could face more than delays if they disregard the presence of bats in the vicinity of their sites. A Pipistrelle bat (Pipistrellus pipistrellus) - one of the 17 protected species in the UK.Pho...

Motoring Into A Greener Future…

Reducing carbon emissions is hitting the headlines more and more, and it's time everyone did their bit. Andy Groves had a fun day out driving that plan forward. Ever since Harris Lamb formed its Environmental department last year, the business as a whole has taken more steps to think greener – from stepping up its recycling efforts to joining the team in nature surveys, we’re all being tha...

SENIOR BAT ECOLOGIST APPOINTED TO HARRIS LAMB’S ENVIRONMENTAL TEAM

Harris Lamb has enhanced its Environmental team with the appointment of a Senior Bat Ecologist. Helen Archer joins the business from JBA Consulting, where she delivered a wide range of environmental and ecological projects for clients including wind and solar farm developers, Local Authorities and Internal Drainage Boards, along with independently managing multidisciplinary projects for Networ...