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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 requirements for various protected species can incur significant costs and time delays.

With a team of ecologists covering the east, south-east and south of England (including London), agb Environmental has developed an hour and a half long CPD seminar to offer some insight into the process of engaging, managing and understanding ecology surveys.

This seminar aims to provide a broad overview of the key issues regarding ecology and development and how to ensure that ecological constraints are overcome in the most time- and cost-effective way for the project.

We will cover why ecology needs to be taken into consideration, providing a brief overview of key legislation and planning policies. We will discuss the types of ecological surveys and reports you may require for planning applications and licensing, along with a detailed discussion around the seasonality of surveys and mitigation to allow you to plan the project.

We’ll explore some case studies of projects where ecology surveys and mitigation have been required to secure planning permission and appropriate mitigation licences.

There will be plenty of opportunities to discuss specific projects or examples that you may have, allowing you to take advantage of the experience of the trained ecologist presenters. If you would like any specific issues to be covered during the presentation, please let us know in advance and we will include this within the seminar.

The CPD will be hosted at:

Conference Suite 1
Darwin College
University of Kent

There is free parking on site. Details will be sent closer to the time.

A buffet lunch will be served from 12:15, with an opportunity to network with your peers. The Seminar will start at 13:00, with a Q&A session at the end.  The seminar should be complete by 14:30.

To register your free place, please contact Rosie Allison on 01638 592503 or email

Alternatively, you can sign up online using Eventbrite here: