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...

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...