Post-Brexit ‘Environmental Watchdog’ announced »

March 8, 2019
Defra has provided details of the government’s upcoming Environment Bill, setting out the Bill’s draft clauses on environmental principles and governance. A key element concerns formation of a new environmental watchdog, the Office for Environmental Protection […] Read More
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Ancient and Veteran trees get increased protection under NPPF »

The revised NPPF has increased the policy protection of Ancient and Veteran Trees. Along with ‘Ancient Woodland’, such trees are some of the few ‘irreplaceable habitats’ encountered through development and now trigger restrictive policies, if impacted, […] Read More
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Biodiversity Net Gain: Implications for development »

The principle of new development providing net environmental gain was central to the government’s 25-Year Plan to improve the environment, which was published in January 2018. The revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) takes this principle […] Read More
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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 Within six weeks of issue, this guidance was withdrawn and the previous 15m buffer guidance was reinstated.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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