We follow the mitigation hierarchy to avoid, minimise, compensate or offset impacts on a site with the objective to achieve biodiversity net gain, which is soon likely to become a requirement for development.
Following an Ecological Appraisal or other survey for Protected Species we would provide advice about appropriate, proportionate, workable mitigation strategies, where they are required. Mitigation is bespoke to the project.
The earlier we are involved in the project, the easier it is to avoid unnecessary mitigation requirements and the more cost-effective it is to implement any avoidance mitigation or compensation necessary.
Where possible we also encourage site enhancement. Enhancement of a site does not have to be costly and can provide ecological and environmental benefits.
News / Blogs
January 2019: We have relaunched the Verity Webster Ltd website with some exciting new elements.... >>
February 2017: Verity Webster discusses conducting ecology surveys through the seasons... >>
December 2015: Verity Webster discusses badgers, badger setts and mitigation issues... >>
August 2015: Verity Webster discusses bats, buildings and bat surveys... >>
June 2015: Verity Webster discusses the Himalayan Balsam, a non-native Invasive Plant Species... >>