The Environment

ECOLOGISTS’ CALL TO ARRANGE ESSENTIAL NEWT SURVEYS TO AVOID DEVELOPMENT DELAYS

The annual window to survey for the presence of newts is fast approaching, and ecologists at Harris Lamb are helping developers to avoid both costly delays to planning applications and potential fines by providing surveys into the presence of great-crested newts. Whilst many developments may now benefit from District… Read More
18
March
2022
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HARRIS LAMB WELCOMES THE PASSING OF THE ENVIRONMENT ACT 2021

Harris Lamb’s team of in-house ecologists have welcomed the news that the landmark Environment Bill has finally passed into law. The Bill was granted Royal Assent on November 9th, meaning that it is now an Act of Parliament, the Environment Act 2021. The Act… Read More
09
December
2021
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HARRIS LAMB TO HOST ENVIRONMENT SEMINARS ON BIODIVERSITY METRIC 3.0

Rob Harrison, Harris Lamb’s in-house expert in biodiversity net gain, is set to offer guidance and support to clients looking to enhance their green credentials.Principal Ecologist Rob is part of the CIEEM’s (Chartered Institute for Ecology and Environmental Management) Biodiversity and Environmental Net Gain Task Group, which… Read More
14
September
2021
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JUST WEEKS REMAIN TO ASSESS AND ACT ON BAT ROOSTS TO AVOID CONSTRUCTION DELAYS, WARN ECOLOGISTS

Ecologists at Harris Lamb have warned developers that they have a matter of weeks left to identify the presence of bat roosts at earmarked sites, or risk delays to their plans. The business’ Environment team has also issued a reminder that disregarding the presence of bats in… Read More
06
August
2021
Bats and Building Work - Harris Lambs latest article on bats.
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ECO TEAM SUPPORTS NOTTINGHAMSHIRE CANAL BIODIVERSITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

Aquatic specialists at Harris Lamb have been working with the Canal & River Trust to support an ongoing environment improvement project in the region. The business volunteered to survey the Nottingham & Beeston Canal near Castle Lock as part of the work being undertaken by the Nottingham Canal… Read More
21
July
2021
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HARRIS LAMB APPOINTS TWO NEW ECOLOGISTS TO ENVIRONMENTAL TEAM

Harris Lamb has expanded its successful environmental consultancy department with the appointment of two further ecologists. Liam Murtagh and Abigail Lloyd have joined the business as assistant ecologists, having previously worked as graduate ecologists at Delta Simmons Environmental Consultants and AECOM respectively. Dr Holly Smith, Director,… Read More
10
June
2021
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HARRIS LAMB ANNOUNCES 2021 PROMOTIONS

Harris Lamb has announced three key promotions for 2021, recognising the work of team members within its Environment, Business Rates and Management Accounts departments. The business said that this year’s recipients had been recognised in particular for outstanding efforts over the past 12 months. Rob Kennedy, who leads the Management… Read More
02
June
2021
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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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ECOLOGISTS’ WARNING TO AVOID DEVELOPMENT DELAYS BY ARRANGING NEWT SURVEYS

With the window to survey for the presence of newts now open, ecologists at Harris Lamb have begun 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 advised to check… Read More
16
April
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
Bats and Building Work - Harris Lambs latest article on bats.
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PROTECTING CLIENTS AGAINST PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DELAYS

When it comes to the welfare of the UK’s ecosystem, the number of protected species might surprise you. Be they badgers, birds or bats, there are more than 25,000 types of protected species (26,427* to be precise!) that, unless they are identified and rehomed correctly, can cause serious delays… Read More
05
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… Read More
16
February
2021
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WHY WE’RE ALL ABOUT RESPECTING AND RESTORING WETLANDS

Next month kicks off with a key event in the environmental calendar World Wetlands Day takes place on February 2nd, and aims to raise awareness for this vital ecosystem. The goal of this global event is to heighten appreciation of wetlands and… Read More
21
January
2021
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ECOLOGIST APPOINTED TO SUPPORT NOTTINGHAM CANAL IMPROVEMENT PARTNERSHIP

Nottingham Canal Improvement Partnership has appointed an ecologist from Harris Lamb to its steering committee to help it achieve its vision for the waterway. The Partnership has appointed Principal Ecologist Rob Harrison to help it achieve its goal of transforming the Nottingham & Beeston Canal into a vibrant… Read More
08
December
2020
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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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