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Join us at our
District Licensing September Seminar
THURSDAY 13th SEPTEMBER DIDCOT CIVIC HALL 10:00 – 12:00
Join us for an overview of the scheme, an update on progress and to highlight where and when we can further your projects. The session is free, CPD relevant and will begin with drinks and pastries, followed by a presentation, including casework examples, and a Q&A session so we can hear from you ace
NatureSpace staff will stay after the session to discuss your projects and offer one-to-one advice
Please feel free to invite colleagues and join NatureSpace to learn how District Licensing can help you save time, save money and save newts To attend the seminar, ask questions and discuss your own projects please RSVP to South Midlands Project Officer Mike Bull here
10 August 2018
space Milton Keynes Council are recruiting!
The District Licensing scheme pays for new members of staff in local planning authorities.
Would you thrive as a council ecologist/newt officer in MKC?
Learn more and apply today on the Milton Keynes careers page! space
29 July 2018
space Don’t wait for next year to get on site!
The newt survey season may be over for this year, but don’t let that stop you.
District Licensing is active year-round, so why wait?
To get started now submit your enquiry today, no-obligation, no-fee, by filling in your site details here! space
13 June 2018
space 25% back?!
We’re so confident district licensing will work for your development that we’ll give you money back from your first stage payment if you don’t stay with the scheme!
Receive your NatureSpace report and if you choose not to use District Licensing receive 25% of the first stage fee back!
Tell us within 1 month of receiving the report & we’ll process the refund! Talk to us now about entering the scheme by getting in touch here! space
1 June 2018
Save time, save money, save newts. Simple! Survey season passed you by? Eager to hear about our habitat creation?
It’s an innovative, modern approach to better facilitate development and protect great crested newts. Save time. Save money. Save newts!
But don’t take our word for it…
President of the Country Land and Business Association, Ross Murray, said:
“The licensing process is one of the most cited sources of frustration and cost for our members seeking to invest in building homes or business premises in the countryside. The harm is particularly felt by those pursuing small scale developments.”
“This initiative has the potential to transform habitat preservation for important species, while at the same time reducing costs and uncertainty for landowners considering development across England.”
See more expert opinions on the need for this new, government approved approach here.
30th April 2018
Not quite clear on the scheme? Missed the NatureSpace seminars?
We spoke to the fine folk at CSA Environmental about District \Licensing not too long ago. See what they have to say about the scheme by clicking here.
If you’d like us to come and visit you and discuss the scheme please get in touch with our South Midlands Project Officer, Mike Bull on our contact page.
23rd April 2018
Newt News Mel Hughes, Natural England’s National Director of Change and Reform has a say on District Licensing and new licensing policies.
Like Mel, we certainly see the scheme as a win-win!
It’s better for developers, better for newts.
Take a look at Mel and other esteemed colleagues’ thoughts on the Natural England blog, here.
Want to chat about District Licensing and your development?
THIS EVENT HAS NOW PASSED
SLIDES ARE AVAILABLE HERE
NatureSpace invites you to join us at our CPD relevant District Licensing seminar
WEDNESDAY 16th MAY THE GATEWAY, AYLESBURY MORNING & EVENING EVENTS
The seminars are free to attend and will take place as below:
Session 1: 10:00 – 11:30 16th May, The Diamond Room Session 2: 19:00 – 20:30 16th May, The Diamond Room
Each session will include a short talk, introducing district licensing for great crested newts, followed by a Q&A session, networking and refreshments. Both sessions are identical in content so please choose the most convenient time for you
We encourage you and your colleagues to join planners, developers, ecologists, surveyors and architects to see how newt licensing
is changing in the South Midlands.
The seminars are CPD relevant for several different professional
disciplines associated with development and planning regulations and requirements District Licensing can save time, money and risk for developers and operates year-round to suit you
Learn more about the scheme, ask questions and engage with this brand new, government-backed scheme.
A NEW, STREAMLINED APPROACH
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