Introduction to this document

Guidance note - dealing with protected species, heritage and cultural aspects

When carrying out construction or alteration work it’s important not to fall foul of legislation designed to protect habitats, species and archaeology. Our guidance note provides some background.

With ecology in mind

Use our Guidance Note – Dealing with Protected Species, Heritage and Cultural Aspects to reduce the risk of someone inadvertently committing an offence on your behalf. The document covers the requirements and consequences that must be taken into account if protected species of flora and fauna, or another significant aspect such as cultural, archaeological or architectural heritage, is encountered.