Posts from the team

Nutrient Neutrality & Residential Development

by Paul Whitby

Following on from our previous article, “Habitats Regulations Assessment and Nutrient Neutrality”, which we published on our blog last year, in this month’s article we look at the recently updated guidance from Defra[1] surrounding nutrient pollution and the requirements for nutrient...

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Breeding Bird Surveys

by Paul Whitby

The sound of bird song typically signifies the start of spring and March is often a time where you can readily observe birds gathering and carrying nest material, and displaying territorial behaviour. When it comes to development, it is relatively rare that a project doesn’t have to consider the...

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DEFRA Consultation on Biodiversity Net Gain

by Paul Whitby

In January, Defra released their latest consultation on mandatory biodiversity net gain in relation to the Environment Act 2021. Although we’ve covered biodiversity net gain in previous articles, here’s a quick reminder of its definition in relation to development projects: “habitats for...

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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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