Inspired Ecology Ltd can undertake badger surveys and provide advice on licensing and mitigation. Please ring us for an informal chat about your development and badgers.

Badgers and their setts are fully protected under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992, which amended and incorporated previous legislation. A badger sett is defined in the Act as any structure or place which displays signs indicating current use by a badger. Although a sett may be empty at a certain time it may be used as part of a regular cycle throughout the year, and may therefore be considered to be in use. Development work which directly affects a badger sett will usually require a licence from Natural England.

The team can offer advice on mitigation, timing and appropriate working methods and if necessary we can secure licences in respect of development which will affect badgers. Badger gates can be supplied and fitted as part of a licensed Method Statement if necessary. As a licence from Natural England can take around 4 weeks it is recommended for surveys to be carried out early.

Our experienced surveyors can undertake initial surveys for badgers and also, if necessary, more detailed surveys which identify territories and badger social groups. Recommendations for mitigation and the requirement for a licence can be provided if required.

Please contact us to discuss your initial badger survey which can be carried out at any time of the year.

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Why use Inspired Ecology?

Inspired Ecology Ltd are a team of experienced ecologists with complementary expertise that can provide complete ecological solutions for your project.


Practical experience in the use of advanced technological species surveying equipment

Ecological Solutions

Wide knowledge and expertise in theoretical and practical field skills suitable for a range of flora and fauna


As a small company with a distinguished reputation within the sector, we assure the highest standard of customer service and efficiency tailored towards your ecology needs


Over 15 years of experience in the ecological sector with personnel holding relevant degrees and/or membership of appropriate professional bodies


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