Land at Shottendane Farm, Margate

April 5th, 2022

Residential site for 450 dwellings in Margate allowed at appeal. In March 2022, Gladman’s appeal for up to […]

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Seeing the Wood for the Trees: Greater Clarity on Biodiversity Net Gain?

February 1st, 2022

The latest consultation from the Department for Environment & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) sheds light on potential secondary legislation […]

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Masterplan for 1,920 homes endorsed by Council

October 25th, 2021

A Masterplan document prepared by CSA to guide the development of 1,920 new homes in Melton Mowbray was […]

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Revised SANG guidelines

October 4th, 2021

Our clients in the southern home counties may have noted that August saw the first revision to Natural […]

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Biodiversity Metric 3.0 – Now Launched

July 7th, 2021

Good to hear from Tony Juniper at Natural England and others today on the launch of the Biodiversity […]

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The journey towards mandatory biodiversity net gain

June 23rd, 2021

Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) is widely described as ‘development which leaves biodiversity in a better state than before’. […]

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Wildlife Licencing Charges – Update

February 1st, 2021

Natural England continue to roll out a programme of introduced charges for protected species mitigation licences. Charges for […]

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130 homes in Northamptonshire gain consent

September 7th, 2020

CSA’s urban design, landscape and ecology teams were appointed by Gladman Developments Ltd to prepare masterplan proposals for […]

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Appeal success for CSA and Gladman at Church Street, Bocking, Braintree

August 18th, 2020

An appeal by Gladman Developments for up to 300 (or 265) dwellings at Bocking, was allowed this week […]

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What is the shelf life of an ecology survey? A recent appeal case in Devon provides a useful precedent.

June 19th, 2020

When done well, ecological impact assessment is an iterative process, with expert advice and evidence being fed into […]

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Accessible Green Infrastructure

June 9th, 2020

In creating masterplans and landscape schemes for new developments, one of our key objectives has always been to […]

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Secretary of State and Inspector allow Essex planning appeal

April 21st, 2020

The Secretary of State has upheld the Inspector’s recommendation to allow planning permission for residential development of up […]

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GCN District Level Licencing now available in Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Aylesbury

April 8th, 2020

As of 01 April 2020, Natural England (NE) approved NatureSpace led District Level Licencing (DLL) schemes for Great […]

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160 New Homes for Angmering and Arun District Council

April 1st, 2020

Outline planning consent has been granted by Arun District Council for a site at Angmering in West Sussex, […]

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Do you understand District Level Licencing for Great Crested Newts?

February 21st, 2020

District Level Licencing (DLL) is an alternative approach to traditional Great Crested Newt (GCN) licencing and mitigation, which […]

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Permission granted for new agricultural holding

January 21st, 2020

CSA Environmental were commissioned by Fisher German in February 2019 to assist their client with a full planning […]

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Devon homes gain approval

November 29th, 2019

A resolution to grant outline planning consent has been granted for a site at Lifton in Devon, for […]

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University of Birmingham Green Heart

October 24th, 2019

Birmingham Green Heart project has been completed this year! CSA has been guiding the delivery of biodiversity features […]

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The realisation of biodiversity net gain within planning policy and legislation

August 12th, 2019

This summer has seen several key changes in the way ecology is considered alongside development, particularly in relation […]

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‘People over Wind’ aftershocks rumble on

May 20th, 2019

With over a year having passed since the CJEU’s widely publicised ruling, we are continuing to see its […]

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Scope of NE charges for protected species licencing extended

April 9th, 2019

STOP PRESS: Charges Extended … Following Natural England’s introduction of charges for dormouse and bat mitigation licences in April, […]

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Adventures in East Anglia

April 1st, 2019

Anglia Adventures have secured detailed planning permission for an exciting outdoor leisure facility on the banks of the […]

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2019 Spring Budget Statement – Mandating Biodiversity Net Gains

March 26th, 2019

The idea of biodiversity net gains has long been in the minds of developers and environmental professionals alike […]

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Ivel Road, Shefford

February 28th, 2019

Outline planning permission has been granted by Central Bedfordshire Planning Committee for up to 90 new homes in […]

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Successful Implementation of EPS Licences for Bats and Dormice at Royale Parade, Canterbury

February 13th, 2019

CSA Environmental have been working closely with Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd. to design and deliver new residential development […]

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Another success for CSA Environmental and Countryside Properties in Shropshire!

January 31st, 2019

CSA were instrumental in discharging ecological planning conditions for the former Sutherland School Site in Trench. Our ecologists […]

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New draft Habitats Regulations for the day of Brexit

January 28th, 2019

Two key aspects of ecological safeguarding in UK planning and development, the protection of European Protected Species (EPS) […]

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North Yorkshire Homes Gain Planning Consent

January 10th, 2019

Members of Harrogate Planning Committee resolved to approve outline planning permission for up to 175 dwelling at Knaresborough […]

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Sensitive design for Great Crested Newts ensures permission at Wittingham Lane, Goosnargh, Lancashire

December 18th, 2018

Outline planning permission has been granted by Preston City Council for 135 new homes, including new footpath links […]

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New homes permitted in Witchford

November 15th, 2018

The Members of the East Cambridgeshire District Council Planning Committee unanimously resolved to grant outline planning permission for […]

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Appropriate Assessment and the Presumption in Favour – Clarification from MHCLG

October 26th, 2018

Today saw the release of a new technical consultation on updates to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) […]

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HRA, People Over Wind and the Presumption in Favour

October 4th, 2018

Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA) has been high on the agenda this year, with some important rulings from the […]

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Cotswolds: Using a Bat Low Impact Class Licence (BLICL)

July 4th, 2018

Working for a private client, CSA completed a suite of bat surveys at the site last year to […]

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District Licensing for Great Crested Newt in the South Midlands

April 5th, 2018

Since the governments’ Housing White Paper ‘Fixing our Broken Housing Market,’ published in February 2017, the roll-out of […]

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Draft Revised NPPF – Ecological Aspects

March 12th, 2018

Chapter 15 of the Draft Revised NPPF published at the start of March 2018, introduces some changes for […]

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Permission granted for extension to Chobham development

February 14th, 2018

This week, committee members at Surrey Heath Borough Council voted in favour of a resolution to grant planning […]

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Flood Alleviation Scheme, West Berkshire

February 9th, 2018

CSA Environmental has been part of a multidisciplinary team looking at a Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS) in the village of […]

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94 new homes underway at Kier Living Silver Fields development in Raunds, Northamptonshire

January 11th, 2018

CSA were instructed on behalf of Kier Living to provide landscape and ecology services in preparation of a […]

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New Standing Advice on Ancient Woodland – Updated Again

January 4th, 2018

Ancient Woodland Standing Advice Updated on 4 January 2018 Following the updated Standing Advice published in November 2017, […]

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‘State of the UK’s Birds 2017’ report published

December 6th, 2017

The ‘State of the UK’s Birds 2017’ report has just been published and continues to show some worrying trends […]

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Outline Planning Permission Granted in Halstead

November 1st, 2017

Braintree District Council’s Planning Committee has resolved to grant outline planning consent for up to 205 new dwellings […]

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New Landmark Park in Canterbury Approved

September 15th, 2017

Landscape Designers and Ecologists at CSA have combined to formulate proposals for Legacy Park which will form the […]

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Outline Planning Permission Granted in Great Bowden

September 13th, 2017

Harborough District Council’s (‘HDC’) Planning Committee has resolved to grant outline planning consent for up to 50 new […]

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Is there a future for Biodiversity Offsetting?

August 29th, 2017

Biodiversity offsetting was trumpeted by the Government with some fanfare a few years ago, but more recently things […]

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Key planning approvals for Stowmarket site

August 4th, 2017

In recent weeks, two key planning applications have received consent at the Chilton Leys site in Stowmarket, Suffolk. […]

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Newt population doubles following mitigation success

June 20th, 2017

Our ecologists have completed monitoring work at Butlers Green, Haywards Heath – a site developed by Taylor Wimpey for […]

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Commercial development in central London completed

June 2nd, 2017

Verde SW1 is a state-of-the-art, office-led redevelopment in the heart of the West End. Now complete, the building […]

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Work starts on site at University of Birmingham Green Heart project

March 20th, 2017

The Birmingham Green Heart Project is a striking new 12 acre parkland in the centre of the University […]

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Housing White Paper – Implications for Protected Species

February 8th, 2017

The Government has just published their housing white paper  ‘Fixing our broken housing market’, which sets out their plans […]

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Streamlining Planning using the Biodiversity Checking Service

January 18th, 2017

Acting on behalf of Taylor Wimpey East Anglia, CSA Environmental are pleased to have received the first certificate […]

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Natural England announce new licensing policies

December 20th, 2016

Natural England are changing the way that they issue licences for species such as water voles, great crested […]

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Low Impact Class Licences

December 8th, 2016

Natural England have recently confirmed that during 2016 (up until early December), they have registered 538 individual sites across […]

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335 dwellings, neighbourhood centre and cemetery consented at Wymondham

September 19th, 2016

Hallam Land Management has just been granted, on appeal, outline consent for a mixed use development in Wymondham, […]

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Bat Low Impact Class Licence keeps work on track in Gosport

September 1st, 2016

Energy saving building insulation works were put on hold when the potential for bats to be affected was […]

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eDNA Sampling for Great Crested Newt

May 27th, 2016

We are approaching the end of another busy great crested newt (GCN) survey season. Environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis […]

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535 new homes approved in Warwickshire

May 6th, 2016

An exciting new development of 535 dwelling at Southam in Warwickshire has received a resolution to grant outline […]

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Residential Scheme Approved in Fishbourne

February 10th, 2016

Planning consent has been granted for the development of 24 dwellings, associated landscaping and public open space at Fishbourne, […]

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Bats in the Barracks

January 28th, 2016

As part of CSA’s on-going involvement in the phased redevelopment of land at Shorncliffe Garrison, Folkestone, our ecologists […]

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The survey season is just around the corner …

January 27th, 2016

Is there such a thing as a quiet winter for Ecologist’s these days? With licence applications and planning […]

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New Great Crested Newt Pilot Scheme in Woking

January 15th, 2016

Natural England and Woking Borough Council are working together to deliver a new approach to great crested newt […]

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Application submitted for 600 new homes

December 8th, 2015

CSA’s urban design, landscape and ecology teams have assisted their client, Hallam Land Management, in the preparation of […]

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EPS Bat licence granted within 19 days (in Wales)!

November 19th, 2015

Wow, what a pleasure to work in Wales! Acting on behalf of The Caravan Club, we were delighted […]

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New, consolidated Wildlife Bill on it’s way?

November 18th, 2015

The Law Commission have just published their final report and have recommended that the current patchwork of wildlife […]

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Aidan Marsh becomes a Registered Consultant for the Bat Low Impact Class Licence

October 9th, 2015

Natural England’s initiative to help speed up bat licences for specific low impact situations is gaining momentum. A […]

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Lend Lease scheme at Deptford Wharves

June 17th, 2015

Working for Lend Lease, one of the world’s leading property and infrastructure companies, CSA have completed ecological inputs […]

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Shorncliffe Barracks, Folkestone

September 11th, 2014

In 2014, Taylor Wimpey South East submitted a hybrid application for the redevelopment of land at Shorncliffe Garrison, Folkestone, […]

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