Water Voles


Water Voles are fully protected under schedule 5 of the Wildlife Countryside Act 1981.

Firstly we would complete a walkover water vole survey to assess the habitat suitability and look for any evidence of water voles.  The requirement of a survey would usually bwater vole surveys 2e identified as a potential additional survey during the preliminary ecological appraisal.The ecologist would also include an appraisal of watercourses located on the site and a buffer both up and down stream.

If we are able to locate an active burrow/watercourse we can aid in producing a mitigation strategy and provide future habitat management advice as well as help with any licencing queries and applications.