Over the years, the team has built up experience of what it takes to ensure a ground investigation can run smoothly, meaning on time and to budget delivery. This blog explores some of the common issues that the team has faced, in delivering high quality ground investigation services.
Putting new hard surfacing around a tree can be a stumbling block when it comes to a planning application, but with the correct approach, it needn’t trip you up.
We have established CPD Seminars to help up-skill your team when it comes to navigating environmental surveys for development. The Seminars cover various issues such as risks, timescales and design implications, and they offer practical guidance for your own workload and development.
Ecology is perhaps one of the few technical surveys that has the potential to cause significant delays, costs and complications to a project. To help navigate through this complex technical field, we have established an in depth Continued Professional Development (CPD) that considers ecology.
If you aren’t sure whether a PEA is required, agb Environmental have released EVA (Ecological Validation Appraisal), a unique service aimed at providing you with a clear steer on whether the Local Planning Authority will be seeking a PEA.
Ground investigation techniques vary depending on the objectives of the investigation, the strata, and logistical factors such as access. To assist with understanding what factors contribute to the decision on which technique to use, we have prepared a briefing note on the use of trial pits.
We have developed a unique service that provides swift preliminary ecological advice on a project, before encountering the need for more detailed ecological surveys.
Ground investigation techniques vary depending on the objectives of the investigation, the strata, and logistical factors such as access. To assist with understanding what factors contribute to the decision on which technique to use, we have prepared a briefing note on the use of dynamic sampling techniques.
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…
If you have scrub, rough grassland or log piles within your site, then you may need surveys to determine if your site supports reptiles.
With the warming spring air, hazel dormice are likely to emerge from hibernation in the coming months. That means it’s time to start thinking about the dormouse surveys season starting again in April.
At this time of year our ecologists are preparing themselves for several busy months of surveying. Particularly with the great crested newt survey season upon us.
Birds and bats are the two animals most likely to be an issue when carrying out tree work. For nesting birds, it’s often obvious when they are there and the approach is straightforward. For roosting bats, it’s not nearly so clear cut.
Our team of ecologists are often asked how to best avoid the costs and delays associated with the seasonality of ecology surveys.
The badger is a familiar face in the English countryside, but when it comes to development projects, they can become a cause for concern and the need for a badger survey.
agb Environmental ecologists have prepared two important calendars you may wish to refer to if you’re planning to develop a site with potential for protected species.
You’re all set to start planning your development, or maybe submit the planning application, when you’re told you need a tree survey. Who do you need to ask, and what is it you need from them?
We have developed an hour long CPD seminar to offer some insight into the process of engaging, managing and understanding ecology surveys.