Bringing you all the latest in ecological matters and news from the ECOSA team, we will keep you updated on relevant events and inform of any legislation changes that may affect your project. You can also keep up with us on the go at LinkedIn and Google+!
07 May 2015
Changes to Environmental Impact Assessment thresholds
Government eases requirements for EIAs on developments below 5 hectares.Read more »
05 May 2015
Bat Low Impact Class Licence - ECOSA boast one of the first Registered Consultants
Principal Ecologist Simon Colenutt is now accredited for the Bat Low Impact Class Licence (BLICL) offering a fast track for some ECOSA clients affected by just one or two individuals of the more common bat species.Read more »
28 April 2015
Bat season is here! Book now to avoid project delays
If you need to provide an assessment for bats with your planning application, the short window of opportunity for appropriate surveys begins now.Read more »
27 April 2015
ECOSA team run 40km!
Richard, Laura, Sam and Simon M completed the ABP Southampton 10K - congratulations!Read more »
02 April 2015
New S106 rules may affect SPA mitigation for developers
Changes to the CIL Regulations will make some developments inviable by prohibiting larger mitigation projects including significant ecological compensation.Read more »
31 March 2015
Local Authorities no longer able to require CSH standards
Under changes to the 2008 Climate Change Act, Local Authorities' ability to stipulate ecological requirements through planning approval are greatly reduced.Read more »
30 March 2015
Barn Owl Trust reports an 'Exceptionally Good Year'
Data collated from a number of groups around the country shows 2014 to be a good year for barn owls.Read more »
27 February 2015
Make the most of the Great Crested Newt survey season
As the new great crested newt season begins, ECOSA are pleased to announce that they are ready to use new environmental DNA tests to help reduce the cost of some newt assessments.Read more »
24 February 2015
The Listed Property Show 2015 - competition answers and a winner!
Could you have got full marks for your UK wildlife knowledge?Read more »
16 February 2015
ECOSA advise listed property owners
This weekend members of the ECOSA team attended the Listed Property Show at Olympia to offer home owners and other experts on historic buildings some background on ecology in the planning process and working around bats.Read more »