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ALGE publish report on Ecological Capacity and Competence in English Planning Authorities

The Association of Local Government Ecologists (ALGE) has published ‘Ecological Capacity and Competence in English Planning Authorities: What is needed to deliver statutory obligations for biodiversity?’  The report shows that many local planning authorities do not currently have either the capacity and/or the competence to undertake the effective, and in some cases necessarily lawful, assessment of planning applications where biodiversity…

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CIEEM publish new Professional Guidance Series on Good Working Practices

This series on Good Working Practices provides an outline and pointers to relevant areas of employment law, health and safety, social responsibility for employers of ecologists and environmental managers and employee responsibilities and rights.  The following are the key areas covered by this guidance: remuneration, working hours, health and safety, equipment provision, accommodation provision, maternal and paternal rights, employee and volunteer…

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CIRIA sets the BIG Challenge!

The BIG Challenge is a CIRIA Biodiversity Interest Group (BIG) initiative, launched on 15th October 2013, which invites you to add one new biodiversity enhancement to your construction site, development or existing building. Enhancements can be simple and include adding hanging baskets planted with native wildflowers, creating bug hotels, rain gardens or initiatives such as creating biodiversity champions in your…

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Already Planning for Summer 2014

Lee Ecology has been asked to quote for a series of ecological surveys to take place at a large site next summer.  Booking surveys in early can potentially avoid delays as our diaries become rather full once the main survey season is underway!

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