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Protective Species Mitigation

Issues with great crested newts, slow worms, grass snakes, badgers, water voles or dormice?
Our specialist teams have many years experience dealing with a whole range of protected species – we aim to make your mitigation plans achievable on site.

JPR Environmental has installed 1000s of metres of newt fencing and slow-worm fencing in order to isolate sites for surveying and development.  We have more than 15 years’ experience with temporary, semi-permanent and permanent fencing.

Do you need to fulfill planning conditions before you can start your development?

We have created artificial badger setts and installed fencing for grass snakes and slow worms.  We work closely with ecologists and our staff are very knowledgeable about protected species and the various mitigation strategies that are needed before development can take place.

Habitat creation is another specialism of the company and we have dug ponds and lakes, created hibernacular and even dry stone walls as areas for translocated species.

Are you an ecologist or developer who needs to carry out protected species mitigation?

Our staff are qualified and experienced and we have been instructed by both ecologists and developers to deal with protected species mitigation work.  We can work with an ecological clerk of works or our staff can be trusted on site to deal with any protected species issues that may arise.

If you want advice on your how to make your mitigation plans achievable then please Contact us.

We have invested in a range of plant and equipment that minimises ground compaction.  This means that we can clear vegetation and install exclusion fencing quickly and with fewer staff and minimise the damage to the environment – making both ecologists and developers happy.

While we use a mini digger on sites with rougher ground when appropriate, we can also dig lengths manually where there is a particular sensitivity.

Habitat enhancement for protected species

Mitigation strategies agreed between developers and planners often call for habitat enhancenment works to be undertaken prior to translocation of an affected population.  This is to maximise the changes of success for the new population.

Habitat enhancement works take a wide variety of forms depending on the protected species that will be affected by the proposed development.  

A conservation licence, issued by Natural England, is required for any work that may cause disturbance to a population (or damage to a breeding site or resting place) of European protected species (EPS).  These licences may be issued only on the understanding that habitat enhancement works are undertaken to ensure that the translocated species population has the optimum chance of survival.

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