What do I need to know about Protected Species Surveys?
Detailed protected species surveys may be required if the Initial Ecological Survey or Preliminary Roost Inspection finds evidence of such species, or if the habitats / buildings site are found to have high suitability for such species
Further surveys may be required for one or several species groups, dependent on the habitats present and location of the site.
We can undertake targeted ecological surveys for the following protected species groups and habitats;
What species are included in this survey?
- Bats (more information below)
- Small mammals
Timing of Surveys
All of our protected species surveys follow the relevant best practice guidelines that the States of Jersey Department of the Environment require us to follow. As such, these targeted protected species surveys can only be undertaken at certain times of the year when the species suspected are active.
Ecological Survey Calendar for different protected species groups
Generally these surveys can only be undertaken in the months highlighted below (see attached calendar for further species specific advice – PDF link). It is therefore imperative that you commence your ecological survey as early on in the Planning process as possible to prevent delays!Download