Habitat Surveys

Many habitat types are protected in Ireland and under EU legislation (Annex I Habitats). Habitat surveys are required for a number of reasons. Local Authorities need to know what habitats are present in their areas for Local Area Plans and to aid planning decisions, Community Groups who know their local habitats can protect and enjoy their valuable areas, and any development will need to ensure that has factored in protected habitats to avoid running into unnecessary difficulties and delays.