The Badger is a widespread, predominantly nocturnal species. Badgers live in setts, which can be found in a wide variety of habitats and the distinctive entrance holes are often found around the margins of woodland, hedgerows or scrub.
Badger (Meles meles) is legally protected under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 and can be a constraint to development if an active sett is within circa 30 metres of the site.
Badger surveys can be conducted at any time of the year but ideally during winter/spring, when vegetation does not obscure sett entrances and the ground retains field signs such as paw prints.
GreenLink Ecology Ltd. is able to undertake badger survey work, apply for development licences and implement mitigation strategies.