EAD Ecology support for CHICKS continues »

April 13, 2018
We are proud to continue our corporate support of CHICKS, the national children’s charity that provides free respite breaks to disadvantaged children (www.chicks.org.uk). In addition to a financial contribution from the company, all EAD Ecology staff […] Read More
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Survey programme »

You’ve seen it before but we can’t overstate the importance of timely planning of ecological surveys to avoid delay to planning applications and construction starts. For all your survey and assessment requirements for 2018, we recommend […] Read More
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Draft NPPF: requirement for ‘biodiversity gain’ strengthened »

The draft NPPF includes a potentially significant change with respect to new development delivering ‘biodiversity gain’. Under the current NPPF, planning and development should minimise impacts on biodiversity and provide net gains, ‘where possible’. Under the […] Read More
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Ancient woodland buffers and protection »

In November last year, Defra published new Ancient Woodland guidance that required a 50m buffer from development. Within six weeks of issue, this guidance was withdrawn and the previous 15m buffer guidance was reinstated. There have […] Read More
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New Badger Class Licence – reduced time and fees for sett closures »

EAD Ecology Associate Director, Dr Linda Hamilton, is one of only a small number of consultants nationally to have been registered to use Natural England’s new Badger Class Licence. This means that Linda is authorised to […] Read More
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EAD Ecology continues to grow! »

Increasing demand from the residential and commercial development sectors means that the EAD Ecology team continues to grow. Alastair Campbell joined us an Associate Director in December, bringing first-rate technical expertise and over ten years’ experience […] Read More
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Application of new protected species policies save time and money for clients »

Natural England has introduced new policies on managing protected species on development sites, aimed at securing a better outcome for the species whilst reducing developer costs and delays. EAD Ecology has successfully applied these new policies […] Read More
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New bat planning guidelines for Devon and Somerset »

In 2010, Natural England published Planning Guidance for the South Hams Special Area of Conservation (SAC), which many of you will be aware of. This guidance identified large areas of South Devon as potentially important for […] Read More
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