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 site is 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 the location of the site.
We can undertake targeted ecological surveys for the following protected species groups and habitats, and we will provide you with a detailed quote as to which species groups will require further investigation;
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, typically between April and October.
What about costs?
Costs will entirely depend on the species group(s) that require further survey work, in line with the best practice guidelines the States of Jersey Department of the Environment require us to follow. A detailed quote and breakdown will be provided and discussed with you.
Generally these surveys can only be undertaken in the months highlighted below. It is therefore imperative that you engage an ecological consultant as early on in the Planning Process as possible to prevent unecessary delays.