United Environmental Services were invited to conduct Continued Professional Development (CPD) training for a group of architects in Oxfordshire.

The training concentrated on the ecological factors which have a bearing on development and planning permission, and the best approach to take. As the audience were largely architects the main issue that they encountered was bats. The presentation concentrated on bats, the types of bat surveys available, the best deployment of those surveys, and the best approach to legislation, licensing and planning.

The training should help the architects to properly plan for and manage ecological issues which can affect the developments which they work on, which will help to keep project schedules on time and on budget.

Great crested newts were also covered on together with breeding birds, such as barn owls.

The training was very well received by the group