LUC’s Director of Ecology, Steve Jackson-Matthews, has been granted a new-style badger licence following Scottish Natural Heritage‘s review of licensing procedures.

The new licence aims to empower experienced ecologists to disturb and destroy badger setts for development purposes, without having to follow the standard time-consuming licence application process.

Steve says: “This new licence will be of benefit to LUC’s clients. Because I’m now personally licenced to disturb and destroy badger setts, our clients will no longer have to wait several weeks for SNH to determine their licence applications. As a result, construction and development work can proceed without delay, safe in the knowledge that badgers and their setts aren’t being adversely affected.”

For more information on how Steve’s new licence could speed up your development project, contact him.