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Habitats Regulations Assessment

by Paul Whitby

Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) refers to the process of assessment that is undertaken, to determine whether a proposed plan or project is likely to significantly affect the integrity and designated interest features of a ‘habitats site’[1]; the information from the assessment is then used...

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BREEAM Assessment – Land Use and Ecology

by Paul Whitby

Developed by BRE (Building Research Establishment), BRE Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) is used as a means to assess the environmental and sustainability credentials of master planning projects, infrastructure and buildings. It covers new construction, in-use schemes and refurbishment....

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Bats and Lighting

by Paul Whitby

Bats are a frequent consideration when it comes to development projects and ecology. One of the main recommendations when bats are a consideration is the design and inclusion of a sensitive lighting scheme into a project. But what does this mean, how can it be achieved and why is it so important?  ...

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Watch a Great Crested Newt Survey

Guidelines for the completion of eDNA surveys for great crested newts that are completed by the Ecology Co-op using the ADAS testing service.

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