Method statement to support a mitigation licence application

Show what impact an activity will have on protected species and whether their favourable conservation status will be maintained.


Method statement to support a mitigation licence application for protected species (A12-2)

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The method statement is used by Natural England to make sure that the proposed work won’t have a harmful effect on the protected species concerned.

This statement requires knowledge of the species and is usually completed by a consultant ecologist.

You need to include details of:

  • the proposed work
  • surveys conducted, with details of species numbers and how the species uses the site
  • an assessment of the potential impacts of the proposed work
  • mitigation plans (how you’ll reduce or cancel the damage if you can’t avoid affecting the species)
  • compensation plans (how you’ll compensate for any unavoidable damage)
  • timetable of work being licensed
Published 6 October 2014