When protected species or notable habitats are recorded on a site proposed for development or other works, mitigation measures are usually required. Often impacts can be avoided by the correct timing of works or providing sufficient working buffers, and EMEC Ecology can provide advice on these types of mitigation measures. However sometimes the measures need to be more wide-ranging and can involve the fencing and trapping of animals or translocation of habitats.
Below are some examples of mitigation measures previously implemented by EMEC:
Great Crested Newt Fencing and Trapping
EMEC Ecology has worked on amphibian fencing and great crested newt trapping projects in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, and Leicestershire and across England. Great crested newt translocation involves the installation of special plastic newt fencing and pitfall traps (buckets within the ground); with the fence leading newts to the buckets. All projects need to be carried out under a European Protected Species (EPS) licence from Natural England, and carried out by trained staff. Once great crested newts have been successfully removed from a site, construction work can commence. Further information is available on the Great Crested Newt Fencing and the Great Crested Newt Trapping and Translocation pages of our Land Management website.