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News from ECOSA

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+!

May 2015

07 May 2015

Changes to Environmental Impact Assessment thresholds

Government eases requirements for EIAs on developments below 5 hectares.

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May 2015

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.

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April 2015

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.

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April 2015

27 April 2015

ECOSA team run 40km!

Richard, Laura, Sam and Simon M completed the ABP Southampton 10K - congratulations!

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April 2015

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.

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March 2015

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.

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March 2015

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.

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February 2015

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.

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February 2015

24 February 2015

The Listed Property Show 2015 - competition answers and a winner!

Could you have got full marks for your UK wildlife knowledge?

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February 2015

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.

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