Competent authorities (usually Local Planning Authorities) are required to undertake a Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) where proposed plans or projects may have a likely significant effect on a European site (Natura 2000 site). European sites
Ashgrove Ecology has won a key role on a major urban regeneration scheme in Poole. Ashgrove Ecology will lead the ecology surveys and assessments for a proposal for a large residential-led mixed used scheme. This
The revised Environmental Impact Assessment Directive will come into force on 16th May 2017. The key changes for planners and developers are as follows: • The revisions increase the emphasis on environmental mitigation and monitoring.
Four new policies may now be used when submitting European Protected Species (EPS) mitigation license applications to Natural England. The polices aim to reduce delays and costs to developers, whilst improving the outcomes for wildlife.
Great crested newts are strictly protected by legislation, and at present developers must apply for licences on a site by site basis to undertake operations that could breach this legislation. Such licences are issued by