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1. Request a Fee proposal for a Survey

If you would like to request a fixed-cost proposal to undertake an ecological survey please email us ensuring that you provide the following:

  • Your full name and the address and address of the site (if different);
  • The type of survey you require, i.e. a bat survey;
  • Red line boundary of the site;
  • Brief description of the proposed works;
  • Existing and proposed elevations and plans, indicative layout or masterplan (if available); and
  • Decision notice or any relevent comments from the Local Planning Authority (LPA), if available

2. If you Would Like Further Information

Bat Surveys

Further information on bat surveys can be found here or download our Bat Survey Factsheet (pdf, 261 K)

Other Protected Species Surveys

Further information on other protected species surveys can be found here

Preliminary Ecological Appraisal, Walkover or 'extended Phase l Surveys

Further information on Preliminary Ecological Appraisal, Walkover or 'extended Phase l Surveys can be found here.

A wealth of other relevant information can be found by exploring our website using the tabs at the top of the page.

3. You are Unsure What Survey You Need or to Contact Us

Please Email us or get in touch using the details below.

Five Valleys Ecology Ltd

5 St Brendans Road

Stroud

Gloucestershire

GL5 1PB

T: +44 (0)1453 759306

M: +44 (0)7732 397984



Five Valleys Ecology Ltd

FREE 15 MINUTE NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION

Email us to book a free 15 minute no-obligation consultation to discuss your site and requirements in more detail.

Survey Season Calendar

Download a copy of our latest Ecology Survey Calendar (pdf, 210 K) to help avoid costly delays to your projects due to missing ecology survey windows.

Start of the Great Crested Newt Survey Season

Surveys for great crested newts (GCNs) can be undertaken from mid-March to mid-June depending on weather conditions. Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) require survey information before planning applications are determined in accordance with Paragraphs 98 and 99 of 'ODPM Circular 06/2005 Biodiversity and Geological Conservation'. We recommend that clients consider the requirement for newt surveys now and plan ahead. Do not miss the narrow GCN survey window. Contact us now to book in surveys and for further advice.

Supreme Court Ruling on the 'Deliberate Disturbance' Offence

In the case of Morge vs Hampshire County Council [2011] UKSC 2 on appeal from: [2010] EWCA Civ 608 the Supreme Court has overruled the Court of Appeal and given a more cautious interpretation of the Article 12(1)(b) 'deliberate disturbance' offence. The Supreme Court believed that the Court of Appeal had set the threshold for 'deliberate disturbance' too high. Whilst no minimum threshold was given by the Supreme Court, a leading environmental lawyer has reviewed the case and believes that in some circumstances disturbance of one or two individuals of a European Protected Species (EPS) may fall within the offence.

Five Valleys Ecology Receive an Ethical Award from the Ethical Company Organisation

Five Valleys Ecology are delighted to have received an Ethical Award and accreditation from the Ethical Company Organisation in recognition of our strong commitment to ethical business practices. The research team stated 'Five Valleys Ecology are commended for puting ethical and environmental considerations at the heart of their business and for providing an ethical alternative within their sector'.

FREE 15 MINUTE NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION

Email us to book a free 15 minute no-obligation consultation to discuss your site and requirements in more detail.