Reptile surveys can only be undertaken when reptiles are active (February – October). Surveys timings depend on the species and the geographical location. For most sites, surveys will need to be undertaken between April and September.

Widespread reptile species comprise common lizard, slow worm, grass snake and adder. Reptiles use a variety of habitats including grassland, heathland and brownfield sites, especially those where there are south-facing slopes for basking.

Any planning application involving impacts to habitats which could support reptiles is likely to require a robust assessment of potential impacts to reptiles.

Avoid delays to your planning application; contact Earth Environmental now to discuss your requirements. We provide expert advice and offer pragmatic solutions to enable development to proceed in accordance with planning policy and legislation.

Earth environmental and geotechnical reptile surveys
Earth environmental and geotechnical reptile surveys