Licence Applications Your project ecologist will advise you if a licence will be required as soon as possible. Licences can only be applied for once relevant permissions (such as planning permission) has been granted. A licence application can then be prepared and submitted to the relevant Statutory Nature Conservation Organisation (Natural England, Scottish Natural Heritage or Natural Resources Wales). We can prepare much of the licence application based on survey work completed, but your input will be required into agreeing a timetable of works and mitigation strategy.
Works on Site Once a licence is granted, we can provide a range of works on site to ensure that licensable work is completed in line with the licence method statement. For bats, this may include provision of a site induction to contractors and supervision of works. For great crested newts, an translocation scheme may be required, including the trapping out of amphibians using specially designed fencing and pitfall traps, in order to move newts into a receptor site that will not be affected by the works.
Monitoring Dependent on the scheme, monitoring surveys may be required following completion of works and, in all cases, a report of action will be made to the relevant Statutory Nature Conservation Organisation, detailing the outcomes of licensable work.