Questions

Choosing a survey can be confusing. If you have any questions at all, please get in touch using the form below or pick up the phone and give us a call. You can also see a list of our most commonly asked questions on this page.

Asked by Vincent Snell

Arbtech's Answer

Hi Vincent

The short answer is "yes".

If you want to have a chat about progressing your scheme, please do give us a call.

Cheers

Rob

Asked by Barry Turvey

Arbtech's Answer

Yes, absolutely. You will require a European protected species licence. Please contact us for a chat about your project and we can advise you accordingly.

Asked by JOHN RUSTON

Arbtech's Answer

Hi John

Yes, we would be happy to help - of course, we cannot guarantee success for you where TPO applications are concerned, but we can certainly talk through the options.

Look forward to hearing from you

Rob

Asked by caroline

Arbtech's Answer

Hi Caroline

As is usually the case, the answer is that "it depends".

If bats are known to be roosting in a property then it is very unlikely that you will get planning (even outline) without a bat survey. If however, you have had both a physical inspection (preliminary roost assessment) and emergence surveys done (follow links if you're unsure what these are), then there is no reason why not.

I hope that is helpful.

Rob

 

Asked by Grahamtruscott

Arbtech's Answer

Hi Graham

It's not clear whether you're asking about our reports, or reports in general. In either case the answer is...

...It depends. It would normally say something in your report about this, or in your appointed consultant's terms and conditions. A rough guide would be 12 months, though it could be a lot more or less depending upon the situation.

Asked by Clyde hunter

Arbtech's Answer

Hi Clyde

Yes, while it varies for a whole host of reasons, one season/year is probably at the upper end of the range most local planning authorities will accept.

Hope that helps.

Rob

Asked by Paul Carter

Arbtech's Answer

Hi Paul
No, there is not a 'general box'. Some species are crevice dwelling and others are larger and need a void of some sort. So that's very odd.
Answer to your second question; no. I've never heard the name before.
Regards
Rob

Asked by John

Arbtech's Answer

Hi John

We certainly can.

My colleague Matthew Middle would be the best person to speak with about this. You can contact him via 0787 212 7681 and mm[@]arbtech.co.uk.

Regards

Rob

Asked by Caroline Evered (Mrs)

Arbtech's Answer

Hi Caroline

The short answer is, yes, they can choose whether to ask you for one, or not.

If you need any further help, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Regards

Rob

Asked by Valerie

Arbtech's Answer

Hi Valerie

This sort of thing is not possible to determine unless you employ a combination of visual assessment and laboratory analysis of the soils and roots (if any), below your foundations.

Sorry we can't be more help, however you have asked for an answer to a question that deals with probabilities; not certainties.

Best wishes

Rob

Asked by Tim Wilcockson of Abba Energy Ltd

Arbtech's Answer

Hi Tim

I don't know, off the top of my head.

I'll get someone to contact you today (Friday) or Monday.

Cheers