Demonstrating the Maintenance of Favourable Conservation Status

Posted by Hannah Maben - BSc (Hons) MIEEM on 08/17/2011
Following recent case law it has become clear that Local Planning Authorities must be satisfied that favourable conservation status of European Protected Species can be maintained before granting planning permission. This blog considers what should be considered pre-planning in respect to bats.

Biodiversity Enhancements for New Builds

Posted by Sara King BSc (Hons) on 08/15/2011
Biodiversity enhancements within developments are becoming increasingly important, with Local Planning Authorities and BREEAM assessors requesting ecological features to be incorporated within developments, including new builds. Natural England protected species licences also usually require ecological enhancements to be incorporated within the development design. With consideration at the design stage, such features can be easily incoporated at low cost.

Hedgehog Rescue

Posted by Michael Williams - AIEEM BSc (Hons) on 08/15/2011
Attempted rescue of a young hedgehog in Bath and advice on what to do if you find an injured or unwell hedgehog

Top Tips to Avoid Planning Delays Relating to Bats

Posted by Hannah Maben - BSc (Hons) MIEEM on 08/12/2011
Recent case law relating to European Protected Species has resulted in a notable change in the level of information relating to bats being required before many Local Planning Authorities across England and Wales will either register or determine a planning application. Here are some top tips to consider when submitting a planning application to avoid refusal on the grounds of insufficient information relating to bats.

Taylor Wimpey and Ecosulis Biodiversity Success in Woking

Posted by Hannah Maben - BSc (Hons) MIEEM on 08/12/2011
Ecosulis was appointed by Taylor Wimpey to provide ecological consultancy and contracting support for a housing development in Woking. This is a summary of how Ecosulis assisted Taylor Wimpey in securing planning and enabling construction, maintaining favourable conservation status of protected species and providing biodiversity gain.

Ecosulis in Parliament!

Posted by Jo Neville CEnv MIEEM BSc on 08/05/2011
Following an invitation for Ecosulis to be part of the newly created All Party Parliamentary Group for Biodiversity, we attended the launch of the group at the House of Commons on 19 July 2011. Managing to avoid the crowds and the custard pies being launched at Rupert Murdoch next door the afternoon was very successful and bodes well for promoting biodiversity issues at the heart of decision making....

Green Roofing Update

Posted by Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 08/04/2011
Growing network of Verdant Blanket expands while Ecosulis introduce a new product line - Pocket Habitat.

2011 EIA Regulations

Posted by Roderick Ellison - MSc BSc (Hons) AIEMA on 08/03/2011
The 2011 EIA Regulations consolidate previous Regulations from 24 August 2011 applications will only need to refer to this one set of Regulations for planning related EIA in England. What are the other key changes?

Residential Development, Uckfield – Successful Mitigation

Posted by Jo Neville CEnv MIEEM BSc on 08/02/2011
Ecosulis ongoing monitoring at Eastfield Road, Uckfield demonstrates how Ecosulis' recommendations for mitigation really work!

News from EIA and Planning

Posted by Roderick Ellison - MSc BSc (Hons) AIEMA on 08/02/2011
Latest updates from our EIA department

Green Infrastructure Tools

Posted by Roderick Ellison - MSc BSc (Hons) AIEMA on 08/02/2011
Ecosulis develops tools to enable the planning and construction of Green Infrastructure.

New Challenges for Reptile Translocation Projects

Posted by Lisa Peirce on 08/02/2011
Ecosulis provides guidance on the most effective approach to reptile translocation projects.