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“GreenLink Ecology have always proven to be responsive and flexible when fitting in around the complexities of construction and with a practical mindset respectful of the reality of the development process” 

“We used GreenLink Ecology to undertake ecological scoping surveys and bat surveys for a number of former care homes in mid-Sussex. Mitigation licences for bats were obtained and GreenLink also liaised with the Local Authority ecologist to produce the mitigation strategies in order to avoid planning delays. The advice provided was clear and communication was good”

”We have worked successfully with GreenLink Ecology over several years and always find them to be very efficient and through with their work. On several occasions they have gone out of their way to help us with projects that have difficult timescales and are always very helpful with any queries”

“Annington has been pleased with the work GreenLink Ecology has carried out and will undoubtably commission you again, and would recommend GreenLink Ecology to other parties requiring ecological survey work” 

“Since the start of our development, Marcus has been an immense help in guiding us through the various codes of practice and guidelines. He has an impressive knowledge and the ability to focus quickly on the key ecological issues – we look forward to a long and successful partnership” 

Colville Hall is a significant group of historic buildings dating back to the 13th century. To inform a planning application GreenLink Ecology Ltd. was instructed to undertake a variety of surveys for the site in 2011 and subsequently a European Protected Species licence for bats was successfully applied for in 2012. The buildings have now been renovated and the population of bats is confirmed to be still present due to the implementation of careful mitigation and enhancement measures.

According to Natural England, the low impact bat class licence trial has covered 120 sites in England, saving money, reducing delays and enabling a speedier licencing process to take place.

The licence, which is being overseen by 32 registered and trained consultants, permits development work that affects low conservation status roosts, such as day, night or feeding roosts, affecting small numbers of common bat species.

The trial, which began last July, will run until the end of June 2014. Natural England is currently reviewing the trial licence and its use. It hopes to formally introduce this new licence in Summer 2014.

“Greenlink Ecology approach the task practically and mindful of the complex ecological issues encountered during the development and construction processes – a safe pair of hands”