If a site provides suitable habitat or evidence of badgers, presence or likely absence of this species must be established.
• Badger surveys include searching your site (and land within 30m) for evidence of badgers – such as footprints, setts, hairs, or dung pits.
• Should we find badger setts in areas proposed for development, these will need to be closed under licence from Natural England. Abrehart Ecology is experienced in applying for and implementing badger sett closure licences.
• Closing main setts (large setts used by badgers for breeding) will require bait marking