Reptile habitat assessments

Reptile presence / absence surveys

Reptile mitigation for Developments

Detailed Assessments and Reports to Support Planning Applications



The adder, common lizard, grass snake and slow worm are protected from killing or injury under Schedule 5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended). The sand lizard and smooth snake are protected under Schedule 5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended) and Schedule 2 of the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010 making them European Protected Species.


Heathland, rough/rank grassland, allotments and gardens, scrubby areas, brownfield sites, wetlands (grass snakes) and hedgerows adjacent to the aforementioned habitats.


A reptile survey is structured around two core stages, aiming to identify potential habitats, validate the probable existence of reptiles, and establish the types and numbers of species present. Evaluations are tailored to accommodate the diverse behaviors of reptiles and can be conducted across various environments

survey timings

The best time for reptile surveys is generally between late March to  June, as reptiles are most active during these warmer months.

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For more information on Reptile Surveys, or to discuss a specific project, contact our office on 0845 463 4404.

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