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?”

What is a Bat Survey Anyway?

You might be wondering what a bat survey is, and why you need to do one.
Perhaps an existing consultant, planning authority or statutory body has told you that you can’t progress your project until you provide a bat survey report and you’re now questioning what on Earth all that means.
Well, hopefully this blog will help!