Environment Department

INVASIVE SPECIES WEEK 2021: PREVENTING THE SPREAD

You may not be aware of it, but it’s Invasive Species Week, a national opportunity to raise awareness of invasive species brought into the country to its detriment, and to offer guidance on preventing their spread. Rob Harrison of our Environment Team, explains why it’s important… Read More
25
May
2021
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HARRIS LAMB ECOLOGIST SECURES LEVEL ONE BAT LICENCE

Harris Lamb’s Environment team has another bat ecologist within its ranks after one of the team secured his Level One Bat Licence. Josh Randhawa, who joined the business two years ago, has been honing his skillset to work with various protected species, and his efforts… Read More
22
March
2021
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HARRIS LAMB SECURES CL35 LICENCE TO EXPEDITE BADGER SETT CLOSURES

Harris Lamb’s in-house ecology team has secured a dedicated licence enabling it to expedite works to badger setts, cutting licence application waiting times by four to five weeks, enabling clients to safely undertake site-works and keep their development on programme. Stuart Silver, an Associate within the business’ Environment team,… Read More
16
February
2021
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ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERTISE HELPS SECURE PERMISSION FOR NEW HOMES IN HEREFORDSHIRE

Environmental consultants at Harris Lamb have worked closely with Bromford Housing Association to help it secure permission for 42 new homes at a disused poultry farm in Hereford. Bromford submitted plans earlier this year for a mix of two- and three-bedroom homes at the Roman Road site, which will… Read More
24
November
2020
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ECOLOGY TEAM LAUNCHES DEDICATED WEBINAR SERVICE

Ecologists at Harris Lamb are launching a bespoke webinar service to provide support and expertise to clients on a host of key environmental issues. The business’ Environment team, which is a member of the Chartered Institute Of Ecology and Environmental Management, is launching the service further to the success… Read More
19
November
2020
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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… 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… Read More
17
June
2020
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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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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 allow future generations 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… Read More
28
May
2019
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DEVELOPERS WARNED NOT TO FLOUT SPECIES PROTECTION LAWS AS BAT 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… Read More
20
March
2019
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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… Read More
11
March
2019
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