It is illegal to wilfully kill, injure, take, possess or cruelly ill-treat a badger, or to attempt to do so and to intentionally or recklessly interfere with a sett. A sett is defined as "any structure or place or place which displays signs indicating current use by a badger."
Sett interference includes disturbing badgers whilst they are occupying a sett, as well as damaging or destroying a sett or obstructing access to it.
Where badgers have been identified as an issue from a Phase 1 Ecological Scoping Survey the Badger survey will identify how badgers use the site and fulfill these key objectives:
Please note: all protected species surveys and mitigation are subject to seasonal constraints according the each species behavior and biology. To get advice on timings of surveys give us a call for an informal chat to see how we can help. We have experience in undertaking surveys for all British animals for large developments local authorities and small developments in the UK particularly in London and the south east of England.
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