Planning Ecology Surveys
CEC has created a new ecological survey calendar which should help with planning surveys for your project or development. Preliminary Ecological Appraisals (aka Phase 1 Habitat surveys), bat and barn owl surveys, badger surveys and otter surveys can continue without restraint throughout the year.
Other surveys such as bat activity/emergence surveys, dormouse surveys and reptile surveys do have some timing restrictions. CEC aims to provide solutions to minimise delays for our clients – but despite the survey restrictions we would always advise you to get an ecologist on board as soon as possible – an ecologists input from the beginning will reduce delays, costs and risks to your project or development.