On 1 April 2022, planning application fees in Scotland were restructured which now caps the fees applicable for developments of up to three wind turbines at £5,000 (as opposed to a per 0.1 ha site area charge). EIA Technical Director Malcolm Sangster outlines some of the implications of the changes.
Biodiversity net gain (BNG) is a term that is being used more and more frequently, but do you feel like you have a working knowledge of what it means for your potential development sites or ongoing land management?
As more and more development sites begin to open up, we are increasingly being asked if it is too late to undertake bat surveys? In short, the answer is most definitely no but you need to be quick to make up for lost time and fit surveys into short window left.
As the UK and devolved governments progress with easing the current lockdown measures, many in the development industry will be concerned about the delay to the start of the ecology survey season the COVID-19 pandemic has created and the implications this might have on getting their projects back on track.