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Great Crested Newts – Seasons Ecology Benefits

January 22, 2014 HannahMaben Ecological Consultancy

Hannah and Kate have over 25 years’ experience of undertaking great crested newt surveys and managing projects relating to great crested newts.  Between them they have held licences to survey great crested newts for over 20 years and have undertaken surveys in England, Wales and Scotland. Throughout their careers Kate and Hannah have advised on […]

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Ecology – An Industry Update from 2013

January 16, 2014 HannahMaben Ecological ConsultancyEcologist

2013 saw a number of changes within the ecology sector, many of which aim to improve standards and efficiency.  Here is a summary of just a few: Royal Charter for the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management In spring 2014 IEEM was granted its Royal Charter and the professional membership body is now known as […]

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Seasons Ecology are Celebrating a Year in Business!

August 15, 2013 HannahMaben Company NewsEcological Consultancy

The seasons over the past twelve months have been extreme with a very wet and snowy autumn/winter, a late and wet spring and finally a tropical summer. This hasn’t deterred us from donning our site boots and undertaking ecological surveys for our clients! Our Partnership, which was formed on the 15th August 2012, has been […]

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BREEAM Calculator

November 28, 2012 HannahMaben Uncategorized

Seasons Ecology has created an Excel spreadsheet based upon the formula provided within BREEAM, Code for Sustainable Homes and EcoHomes guidance for calculating the change in ecological value of a site. The calculator allows users to enter site specific information including habitat plot types, areas and species numbers before and after development.  Once this information […]

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BREEAM Ecology Credits

November 27, 2012 HannahMaben Ecological ConsultancyEcologist

In general up to eight credits are available for LE 02 – LE 05 of BREEAM 2011 assessments (subject to specific schemes) and up to seven credits for Eco 1 – Eco 4 of EcoHomes and Code for Sustainable Homes assessments, which relate to the ecology of a site.  This can make a real difference […]

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Ecology Surveys for all Seasons

November 9, 2012 HannahMaben Ecological ConsultancyEcologist

Many developers are aware of the constraints that many ecological survey seasons can have on a project programme having previously encountered delays to planning applications due to the likes of hibernating bats and great crested newts, for example. However, there are some ecological surveys that can be undertaken throughout the year and can help project […]

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Seasons Ecology is Formed!

August 14, 2012 admin Company NewsEcological Consultancy

Kate Hayward and Hannah Maben have teamed up to provide bespoke ecological services throughout the UK.  Based in Bath and Wellington (Somerset) respectively they are able to provide a comprehensive range of ecological consultancy services including habitat and species surveys using over 20 years of experience between them. Having both run a successful small environmental […]

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