agb Environmental welcomes the launch of a new technical guidance website from the Environmental Agency (EA). The EA has recently moved to a new virtual home that includes a technical guidance page on the management of contaminated land.
Local Planning Authorities in England can now assess whether a proposed development is likely to impact a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) by using Natural England’s new tool.
Always advocating a full assessment of ground conditions, agb Environmental wishes to highlight the perils of not heeding this advice after developers drilled through a tunnel wall, damaging an underground rail line.
The new British Standard (BS42020) for Biodiversity will help clients to compare quotes and levels of service that ecologists provide them. agb Environmental welcomes the new code, as it will set standards across the ecology board.
For the first time in a bat crime case, an offender has been referred to the Crown Court for sentencing. agb Environmental warns clients that failing to adhere to bat survey findings is a criminal offence.