Why it is beneficial to you?
The main benefit is that it is a huge time saver: you will be waiting a couple of weeks rather than several months. This can also reduce financial repercussions associated with delaying works.
The standard EPSL process involves your ecologist preparing detailed supporting documents, which then need to be submitted and thoroughly assessed by Natural England. As a minimum the Natural England assessment process takes 30 working days, however due to the backlog in applications this can sometimes be in excess of 60 working days!
In contrast, registering the site under the BLICL is a much simpler process and Natural England aim to respond within 10 working days. In our experience we usually receive a response within a couple of days!
To find out if your project can proceed under the BLICL please contact Acorn Ecology on 01392 366512 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org