Water Voles

It is an offence to harm water voles and to damage, destroy or obstruct their sheltering or breeding places.

If you are planning works near a watercourse, you may need a water vole survey to inform the need or otherwise for water vole mitigation. Surveys can be carried out between April and October, and should include one survey during mid-April to the end of June, and a second survey during July to September (inclusive).

If water voles are present and it is not possible to avoid impacting them or their habitats, a conservation licence will be required from the statutory body prior to works commencing.

Contact us now with any ecology queries: Claire Munn, Principal Ecologist: claire@daa-arboriculture.co.uk