Is the Biodiversity Checking Service Appropriate?
Using the Biodiversity Checking Service
How much will it cost?
A site visit will be made as part of the BCS to verify submitted details for a flat fee of £100.
Checking a low impact EcIA before issuing a Certificate will cost a flat fee of £100.
The total cost for the BCS will be £200.00.
If pre-submission ecological information is insufficient for determination, BCS staff will advise applicant and identify what is needed before any subsequent request for certification is made to BCS.
Where an EcIA is later amended and a Certificate needs to be re-issued, an administration fee of £25 will apply.
How do I pay?
SBIS sends invoice to applicant for payment before BCS outcome is released.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where does BCS fit into the planning process?
How long does the BCS take?
BCS ecologist will visit development site and evaluate low impact EcIA report within a target of 10 working days from submission to BCS.