Cornwall Environmental Consultants Ltd

Protected Species Survey

Cornwall Environmental Consultants undertake surveys, assessments and monitoring of protected species. If surveys determine that a European Protected Species Licence is required CEC can also apply to Natural England for this on your behalf as the process requires survey effort, monitoring and mitigation from a suitably qualified and licensed ecologist.

Bats

In Britain all bats are protected under European law (HM Government Habitat and Species Regulations 2010). It is necessary to undertake bat surveys for a number of works, including barn conversions, hotel & housing developments, re-roofing works on churches, chapels and schools, wind farms, bridges and even the domestic garage. More…

Otters

Otters are strictly protected under UK law by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and by the Habitats and Species Regulations 2010. An otter survey maybe required for proposed buildings and developments as part of your planning application. More…

Badgers

Badgers and their setts are protected under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 and the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. A badger survey may be required for proposed buildings and developments as part of your planning application. More…

Dormice

The Dormouse is protected under UK law by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and the Habitats and Species Regulations 2010. A dormouse survey is required for proposed buildings and developments as part of your planning application. More…

Water Voles

The water vole is fully protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Sadly, the water vole is thought to be extinct in Cornwall. Therefore it is not normally deemed necessary to undertake water vole survey for building and developments with Cornwall. This is likely to change in the future if the species continues to do well elsewhere and populations spread. More…

Birds

All birds, their nests and eggs are protected under UK law by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. There are a number of different types of bird surveys you may require for building and developments, such as breeding birds, wintering birds and migrant birds. CEC’s bat and barn owl assessment also includes other birds which may be using the building, such as swallows, swifts, house martins etc. More…

Reptiles

All native reptiles are protected under UK law by the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981 . Native British species are the grass snake, adder, slow worm, smooth snake, common lizard and sand lizard. A reptile survey is required for proposed buildings and developments as part of your planning application. More…

Invertebrates

Most invertebrate species are not offered the same level of protection as the higher profile protected species such as bats or dormice, but these species groups still offer an important contribution to biodiversity, and a number of species are legally protected, listed as priorities for conservation on the UK or local BAP or are otherwise considered to be of conservation concern. More…

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