Badgers

Badgers are found in a wide variety of habitats including urban areas, so many potential development sites may require a badger survey. Badgers and their setts are fully protected under UK law. A licence may be required prior to development in the following situations:

  • Works are planned within 30-100m of a sett
  • It is intended to exclude badgers from a sett
  • It is intended to destroy a sett

We are experienced in badger survey, licence application, sett exclusion, sett destruction, establishment of exclusion zones under licence, and artificial sett design and construction. Our staff can undertake licence applications on your behalf and provide advice on the timings of works. We can also provide an Ecological Clerk of Works to oversee the process and to advise on the methods being used.

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