Planning Advice

Biodiversity Net Gain

Mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain is soon to be required for all planning applications with the implementation of the forthcoming Environment Bill. Many planning authorities have already included it in planning policies and it is quickly becoming the norm. But what does it mean for your development? What is Biodiversity Net Gain? Biodiversity Net [...]

By | March 5th, 2021|Ecology Survey, Planning Advice, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Winter Ecological Services

The team at Avian Ecology have been kept very busy this winter with a large range of sites requiring Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) services, ranging from housing developments to new road schemes. The winter months can be an excellent time to plan for spring 2019 and with forward planning, carrying out some [...]

Technological Advances within Avian Ecology

  Advances in field based and office based technologies have been rapidly changing the efficiency and detail of data that we can now ascertain. The use of new equipment both in the field and in data analysis ensures the final service we can provide to clients is of the highest quality and allows [...]

By | August 16th, 2018|Ecology Survey, Education, Planning Advice|0 Comments

Avian Ecology in Construction Forum Magazine

Avian Ecology has recently been featured in January’s edition of Construction Forum magazine, the piece is in conjunction with Taylor Wimpey and details all the ecological works that we are providing. Avian Ecology has a long standing relationship with Taylor Wimpey and does many ecological surveys for new developments including; pre-application guidance, planning [...]

By | March 7th, 2018|EPS, Great Crested Newt, Housing|0 Comments

Ecology Masterclass with Una Maginn and Scottish Power

Avian Ecology’s Una Maginn along with Steven Edwards from Scottish Power, hosted an infrastructure and ecology workshop for countryside, ecology and animal management study groups from North Shropshire College. The session covered a wide range of topics revolving around habitat survey methods, protected species and biodiversity management and the considerations large infrastructure projects need [...]

By | February 19th, 2018|Ecology Survey, Education, Mitigation and Management|0 Comments

Great Crested Newt and District Level Licensing – what does it mean for your projects?

Great Crested Newt and the Woking Approach District level licensing or the 'Woking Approach' (as piloted in Woking in 2016) is a new approach and an alternative to the current site by site great crested newt mitigation and licensing process. The new approach will involve a district wide assessment of newt distribution; using great crested [...]

Bat Surveys at Leyland Mill, Greater Manchester

Avian Ecology undertook a suite of bat surveys at a disused mill in Greater Manchester. Surveys included an Extended Phase 1 habitat survey, preliminary bat roost inspection survey or as its now known a Preliminary Roost Assessment (PRA). These surveys highlighted the need for additional bat activity surveys including dusk emergence and dawn re-entry surveys [...]

Valuing Field Skills in Ecology – Looking for a Field Ornithologist

We're searching for a new field ornithologist. It should be simple to find someone who's suitably qualified and full of enthusiasm for such a great role, shouldn't it? There are lots of young people looking for a way into professional ecology and, like any other career, the usual way is to start at the bottom [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|Ecology Survey, Protected Species|0 Comments

Operational Monitoring of Orchard End Wind Farm in Cumbria

This twin turbine development became operational in early 2013 and the team at Avian Ecology, led by Senior Ornithologist Nicole Robinson, have been monitoring the site in to satisfy planning conditions since autumn 2013, working closely with Natural England and the RSPB to ensure success. The monitoring programme included offsite land management and supplementary food [...]

By | November 16th, 2016|Ecology Survey, Mitigation and Management, Natural England|0 Comments

Avian Ecology able to offer improved Client Services for Great Crested Newts

Avian Ecology offer ecological surveys for protected species including Great Crested Newts and we are pleased to announce that Principal Ecologist Andrew Logan is one of the first Registered Consultants to hold a Great Crested Newt ‘Low Impact Class Licence’, providing considerable benefits to our clients. The Great Crested Newt Low Impact Class Licence [...]