Entries by Jo Pedder

Do I Need a Great Crested Newt Survey?

My Local Planning Authority has asked for a great crested newt survey – Do I really need one? When a planning application for construction near to a pond is received by a Local Planning Authority (LPA), they may request that a newt survey is completed to support your application. Great crested newts are protected under […]

Great Crested Newt Survey Season

It is that time of year that we are cleaning off our bottle traps and checking our torch batteries as the great crested newt survey season is about to get into full swing. Standard great crested newt surveys can be undertaken between mid-March and mid-July, and half of the visits need to be completed between […]

When is the Great Crested Newt Survey Season?

Standard great crested newt surveys Standard great crested newt surveys can be undertaken between mid-March and mid-July, and half of the visits need to be completed between mid-April and mid-May. If you just need to show whether newts are likely to be present or not, four visits are required. If you need to show how […]

Cambridge Team Gains an Ecologist

Prime Environment are pleased to announce that Zoe Phillips has joined us as an Ecologist in the Cambridge office. Zoe brings with her a wealth of experience and has been working as an ecology consultant in Cambridgeshire for several years. Zoe has a great crested newt survey licence and is very proficient in Preliminary Ecological […]

Do I Need A Bat Survey?

My Local Planning Authority has asked for a bat survey – Do I really need one? If you are submitting a planning application that will involve the demolition of a building, modification of the roof line, or felling mature trees, you may be asked by your Local Planning Authority (LPA) to provide a Preliminary Bat […]

Do I Need An Ecology Survey?

I’m Submitting a Planning Application – Will I Need To Do An Ecology Survey? If your planning application is in the UK, the chances are that the Local Planning Authority (LPA) will request that you demonstrate whether you project will have impacts on biodiversity. LPAs have a legal duty to pay ‘due regard’ to certain protected […]