PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?
The presence of nesting birds can be detrimental to the success of planning and development applications. If birds are nesting on the development sites, this will lead to set backs as development should not go ahead without the protection of local wildlife being maintained.
The implementation of bird control mitigation programmes can aid this process by reducing the risk of nesting birds, whilst showing a commitment to local environmental standards via ecologically sound methods of bird control.
It is of paramount importance that birds are deterred before the nesting season begins as it is illegal to damage or remove birds that are breeding or their young. This is an offence that we can prevent.
Our solutions will be preventative, rather than reactive.
We can prevent 'ground dwelling birds' from nesting on scrubland and grassland in pre-development stages.
Our service falls under Government Guidance on 'Wild birds: surveys and mitigation for development projects' because our approach is preventative, humane and effective.
Our goal is to ensure ground nesting birds have a place to nest that will not interfere with the schedule of work.
Our solutions are to improve links with wildlife habitats. We will prevent birds from interfering with development, and with every site visit, we will asses how development projects can support local wildlife in each specific area, for example; providing replacement nest boxes and peregrine ledges. We also provide post-development monitoring to ensure that habitat links remain supported.