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Protected Species

Protected Species Surveys                       

European Protected Species are plants and animals protected under laws such as the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act and the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010.Our ecologists are experienced at undertaking all aspects of protected species work, from initial scoping surveys to mitigation strategies. These specialist surveys identify at an early stage whether or not species protected by law are present on the site. We also advise on mitigation for planning applications where protected species might be found.

We are able to carry out surveys for:

If you are carrying out development work undertaking surveys at the correct time enables you to minimise possible delays to your project early on and work within the law. Natural England’s advice is that protected species surveys are a substantial consideration in the determination of planning applications.


For more information or to book your survey, call 0114 279 2667 or email info@wildscapes.co.uk