Scotland 2045 – Fourth National Planning Policy Framework “Nature Crisis”: What does it mean for ecologists and developers?

The Scottish Government has recently published their Draft Fourth National Planning Policy Framework. In this, there are strong requirements to include biodiversity assessment and enhancement within all development proposals. These, compared with the vagueness of the Third National Planning Policy Framework, set out a clear precedent for developers to consider how their proposals not justContinue reading “Scotland 2045 – Fourth National Planning Policy Framework “Nature Crisis”: What does it mean for ecologists and developers?”

Great Crested Newt: Friend or Foe?

Coronavirus: Level 4 Restrictions Update

“Wuhan New Coronavirus is not SARS Virus” by 葉 正道 Ben(busy) is marked under CC0 1.0. To view the terms, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/cc0/1.0/ With the news breaking yesterday that First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has taken the decision to place eleven counties in Scotland under Level 4 Coronavirus restrictions including South Lanarkshire, where EP Ecology is based, I thoughtContinue reading “Coronavirus: Level 4 Restrictions Update”