If the development of a site could impact a potential dormouse habitat, a licensed ecologist will be required to conduct a survey for your local authority before planning permission is granted. Our aim is to guide you through each stage of the planning process and to deliver the required surveys, reports and expertise in order to achieve planning permission without delay.


The Dormouse population is in rapid decline due to habitat destruction including hedgerow and woodland removal and lack of appropriate habitat management.

Various survey methods are employed to detect the presence of this European Protected Species including nut searches (Dormice leave distinct tooth marks on eaten nuts) and nest tube checks.

Nest tube checks have to be carried out over several months (April to November), reflecting the life-cycle of the dormouse and usually requires the installation of artificial nest boxes or tubes in woodland and hedgerows.

Please refer to our Ecology Survey Calendar for further information on Dormice and other protected species surveys.

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Wharton undertook an initial bat survey which identified suitable areas for roosting bats and evidence of bat activity (droppings).



Wharton undertook a preliminary ecological appraisal, bat activity and emergence/return to roost surveys, and completed a shadow Habitat …

Wharton undertook an initial bat survey which identified suitable areas for roosting bats and evidence of bat activity (droppings).

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