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Badger surveys

Badgers and their setts are protected under the Protection of Badgers Act (1992), and badgers are of material consideration when planning and designing developments.

A preliminary ecological appraisal (PEA) or extended Phase 1 survey will include surveying for badger setts and other signs or presence. This may be sufficient to inform an impact assessment; alternatively, it will flag up the need for further survey to establish the status of the sett (degree of use and extent of the sett/territory).

Timely surveys can help reduce costs and prevent delays. Download our ecological survey calendar for more information.

Woodland path

Photo: E Bradshaw

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Have a stiff neck from counting 642 soprano pipistrelles out of one roost - 45 minutes of squabbling before they were all out! (The 100+ common pipistrelles using the other end of the building seem to have moved on.) Biggest pip roost I have personally encounted in Somerset.

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