Species Surveys

Careful consideration must be afforded anywhere there is potential impact on protected species / their habitat or habitats of conservation importance. OpenSpace has many years of successful casework experience in survey, assessment, protection, prevention, mitigation and translocation work. If such species or habitat are found on a site, OpenSpace will advise how best to proceed and how to avoid breaching the complex and stringent regulations that exist. We can assist to ensure you do not fail in your statutory obligations.

OpenSpace has carried out many species surveys over the past 15 years, covering European Protected Species (EPS), Priority Species (Section 41 NERC) and Species of Conservation Concern. We can offer the entire range of species survey and our specialist ecologists have the personal licences needed to conduct this work and advise our clients on any legal requirements.

  • Badgers
  • Bats
  • Dormice
  • Otter
  • Red Squirrel
  • Water Vole
  • Birds
  • Reptiles
  • Great Crested Newts
  • Natterjack Toads
  • White-clawed Crayfish

We can perform a survey to determine the presence (or likely absence) of a particular species and if further action or a more extensive survey is needed we can advise accordingly. Our team includes qualified and licensed ecologists with extensive experience surveying European Protected Species.

Do call us on 01228 711841 or email enquiries@openspacegb.com to discuss any survey requirements you may have.

Updated April 2017