Site clearance works should be scheduled to avoid the breeding bird season (March-September
inclusive). If this is not possible, then the site may need to be thoroughly searched for the presence
of nesting birds and their young before any site clearance can go ahead.
Where habitat is lost, alternative bird habitats can be created to encourage birds onto the site in
the future. This can include suitable native planting areas and provision of nesting boxes.
A License may be required to survey birds listed under schedule 1, such as the barn owl. In England, survey licenses are issued by Natural England
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