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Category: Ecology

Offering the talents of an in-house Principal Ecologist, agb Environmental offers a wealth of ecology services to ensure that your project is able to continue with minimised impact.

Open CPD on Ecology, Protected Species and the Planning Regime – Canterbury – 13th April 2017

Open CPD on Ecology, Protected Species and the Planning Regime University of Kent, Canterbury 13th April 2017 12:15 to 14:30 Ecology is one of the environmental surveys for which Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) require a significant amount of information upfront, prior to validating planning applications. Even once planning has been achieved, complex licensing and mitigation…
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Winter hibernation? Not for our ecologists!

With winter fast approaching (is your Christmas party booked yet?), you may be forgiven for thinking that our ecologists are considering hibernation. It’s true that the winter period is generally the season that ecologists manage to get a lie in (no more dawn surveys). And manage to leave work at a normal time (no more…
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Dare we say it… summer is coming to an end

With the majority of protected species surveys completed, the question turns to what our team of ecologists will be doing in winter. Will all development has to wait until the new season? Several UK species hibernate, migrate or reduce their activity during the cold weather over the winter months. This applies to bats, dormice, reptiles and…
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Protected Species Surveys: Water Vole

New water vole mitigation guidelines for development and construction projects were published in April 2016. Our Ecologists at agb Environmental have provided a useful overview of these guidelines and the key changes and recommendations. The water vole is one of the UK’s fastest declining wild mammals. It is listed as a species of principal importance for…

Time For A Dormouse Survey?

When planning new developments there are many different rules and regulations for you to abide by, including ones that may not be so well known to you or necessarily at the top of your priorities. However, they are crucial for your plans to achieve planning permission and to provide the information that the LPA need…