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Ecology: April 2018 – District Licensing: A New Approach for Great Crested Newts

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Ecology: April 2018 – Permission granted for a new relief road and a large strategic allocation for 2500 homes.

Permission granted for a new relief road and a large strategic allocation for 2500 homes in Wiltshire following detailed work by Aspect Ecology to design safeguards to protect the rare bat species Bechstein’s. More...


Ecology: April 2018 – new case law may affect how sites across large parts of the south east are addressed.

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Ecology: March 2018 - Great Crested Newt survey season is here.

Great Crested Newt survey season is here. More...


Ecology: March 2018 - Long term success of reptile translocation project by Aspect Ecology confirmed by monitoring studies

In 2012, Aspect Ecology undertook a translocation of over 6,500 Slow-worms and Common Lizards from a development site near Maidstone, Kent to three receptor sites nearby. Surveys by volunteers have demonstrated that the translocated reptiles continue to survive and breed within the Local Nature Reserve receptor sites. More...


Ecology: February 2018 – Aspect Ecology’s work on a site in Hampshire has facilitated the grant of Planning Permission for 1,500 residential units.

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Ecology: January 2018 - Natural England and the Forestry Commission further amend standing advice to withdraw the requirement for 50m buffer zones to ancient woodland pending future consultation.

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Ecology: December 2017: Aspect Ecology designs successful artificial Badger sett and supervises temporary sett closures

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Ecology: December 2017 – Natural England and the Forestry Commission have recently (27 November 2017) published updated standing advice in respect of ancient woodland and veteran trees. This updates a number of areas of the guidance.

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Ecology: November 2017 – Further success at appeal.

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