Author: Tim Goodwin

DIRECTOR Ecology Solutions Ltd BSc (Hons). MSc. MIEnvSc. MCIEEM. For the last 40 years he has been involved with ecological planning, working on numerous high profile or complex development schemes throughout the UK and Europe. He is one of the few ecologists with extensive experience of detailed legal cases particularly relation to the Habitat Regulations and has given evidence at numerous Section 78 Appeals; Call-in Inquiries, Local Plan Examinations, and has prepared and given evidence for select committee and in the High Court for Judicial Review. Tim remains a preferred expert witness for many solicitors, barristers and leading planning silks. Tim has extensive wildlife habitat survey and site assessment experience, involving significant consultation with statutory bodies in the UK and abroad. Not known for simply rolling over in the face of disagreements with the conservation lobby, he gives clients clear strategic advice and rarely pulls any punches. He is always committed to steering clients through the maze of ecological legislation necessary to get a planning consent.
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Is it time to re-set the clock?

Our planet, we are told, is on a precipice, our climate pretty freaky by anyone’s standards, with undoubtedly worse to come, yet the pressures for development or to increase farming and production is never ending. Despite these pressures, famine ranges across nearly two thirds of our planet, the majority of…