Badger by Peter Trimming via Wikimedia Commons

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Call Midland Ecology

0121 517 0841

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For fast, friendly and affordable service

Badgers (Meles meles) and their setts (tunnels and chambers where they live) are protected by law.

If badgers are found on your site, in most cases, you should be able to avoid harming the badgers by adjusting your planned work. If you can’t avoid disturbing them or damaging their habitats, you may be able to get a licence from Natural England. If you need to apply for planning permission, your planning authority should check you’re taking the right steps to avoid harming them, which usually starts with a survey.

Preliminary Scoping Assessment

Eurasian Badger by kallerna via Wikimedia Commons

An inspection of the site, and the 30m surrounding the proposed development area boundary, for evidence of its potential to support badgers

Full Surveys

Eurasian Badger taken with an infrared camera on a full badger survey

Sand traps, taped sticks and/or infrared camera traps are set up where badgers are thought to be present, and activity checks carried out for a minimum of 3 weeks.