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Now is the time for: Dormouse surveys

dormouse surveys

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.

If you have any woody vegetation on your site, particularly if it is well connected to broad-leaved woodland and extensive hedgerows, then you may require a dormouse survey ahead of planning submission.

Dormouse surveys can take some time to complete. They often require one survey visit per month between April and November. It is important not to miss the survey window if delays are to be avoided.

Our ecologists are fully licensed to survey this European Protected Species. We can set up nest tubes in suitable habitat across your site now. This will ensure the dormice can find and use them straight out of hibernation. This will then be ready for us to start surveying them in April.

If dormice are found within your development site, our ecologists are suitably licensed and experienced to guide you through appropriate mitigation and licensing requirements to enable your development to proceed.

Get in touch

agb Environmental has ecologists throughout the south, south west and east of England. We are appropriately licensed to survey for hazel dormice. To discuss if you project requires hazel dormice surveys, or any other ecology surveys, call Richard Parmee (Head of Natural Environment) on 01638 663226 (Newmarket office) or email

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