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Protected Species

We can do surveys for Bats, Great Crested Newts, Birds, Badgers, Reptiles and more all over the UK. Get in touch now for a free quote.

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Bat Surveys

We offer a range of bat surveys including Scoping Bat Surveys, Bat Emergence Surveys and Bat Licences.

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Newt Surveys

Arbtech can provide a number of newt surveys including a walkover survey, otherwise known as a habitat suitability index, a phase 2 survey (also know as a population or trapping survey) and even eDNA surveys.

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Reptile Survey

Phase 1 (walkover) reptile surveys can be undertaken any time of the year during daylight hours. Phase 2 reptile population surveys are restricted by seasonality and can typically be done from March through to October.

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Badger Survey

We can do badger surveys all over the UK. We are able to carry out walkover badger surveys at any time of the year during daylight hours. We can also do phase ll badger population surveys, usually year-round using our motion triggered infa-red cameras. Please get in touch for more details or a free quote.

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Bird and Barn Owl Surveys

Barn owls and various other species of birds are legally protected. Generally walkover bird surveys and mitigation plans can be undertaken at any time of the year.

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Other Mammal Surveys (inc Dormouse, Water Vole, Otter)

Dormice, water voles, red squirrels and otters, among various other mammals are legally protected. Generally walkover surveys and mitigation plans can be undertaken at any time of the year, though some specialist surveys are seasonal.

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How it Works

Our friendly quote team can answer your questions and provide your quote quickly. Get in touch for your free, no obligation quote.

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We will take your details and email you a quote explaining everything you need to know. We will also send a booking form along with your quote.

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Complete the booking form and email it back to us. We'll then arrange a date for your survey and get to work.

Get Your Report

Once your survey is complete we will write your report quickly and send it over to you when payment is made.

About Our Protected Species Surveys

We provide the protected species surveys that are frequently required by your local planning authority, to ensure that populations of legally protected species such as bats, newts, and reptiles are not affected in the course of your development. You can see a list of species that are legally protected on the website.

Needing a protected species survey on your project can be time consuming and costly. That’s why it’s important to work with a team who can complete the work quickly and efficiently and know everything there is to know about protected species.

Our Consultants

Arbtech’s ecological consultants are very experienced. All are degree or masters degree qualified and all hold licences for one or more European protected species. In fact, our clients have enjoyed a 98% success rate at planning, on the basis of our advice.

Our ecologists are home and office-based throughout the UK, giving us wider coverage than most other consultancies, with less travel to your site. We pass on this time and cost saving to you by means of lower fees for your survey. Our head office is in Chester, Cheshire but we carry out hundreds of surveys each year all over the UK. We are able to do this due to our unique approach and sheer scale.

How to Start Your Protected Species Survey

If you need a protected species survey it is very easy to instruct us to get started. Just give us a call or send us an email and tell us about your project. We’ll ask you for some details including the address of your development so that we can create an accurate quote for you. Then we’ll send the quote over which will explain everything.

We will also give you a booking form which you can send to us to let us know you would like us to carry out the survey. Once that’s done, we’ll arrange a date to get started and our consultants will get to work. This year, more people will choose Arbtech to support their planning application than any other consultancy, so get your free quote today.

Survey Calendar

Some surveys can only be done at certain times of the year. Take a look at our calendar to find out more.

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