In ecology, the word ‘mitigation’ is used to describe measures taken to avoid or minimise the impact of development on protected species and habitats.
Through working closely with our clients, we aim to find solutions that can achieve the aims of the development with a minimal impact on features of ecological value.
Sometimes, simply undertaking the works at a certain time of year can be sufficient. In other cases, particularly where certain European Protected Species are due to be impacted, a more formal mitigation scheme may be required, often under licence from Natural England.
TMA ecologists are experienced at assessing the impact that a scheme will have on protected species and habitats and we treat each project individually, always looking for novel solutions to allow development to progress within the desired timescales and without excessive additional costs.