Otters are now recovering in Britain since dramatic declines due to pesticide use, hunting and habitat loss. We would like to aid in their recovery and wherever possible take precautions when they may be in an area.
An initial walkover otter survey will be carried out to obtain the details of the habitat and assess its potential in sustaining an otter population, the requirement of a survey would usually be identified as a potential additional survey during the preliminary ecological appraisal. We will look for signs of their presence. If we discover evidence that otters are in the area then we can help create mitigation solutions and aid in the licensing process.