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Just going back to Simbo65’S last point.

I would encourage you to go to your local council and planning authority and ask to see their policy on environmental protection and oversight with respect to developments. They are required to have one – and within it they should set out criteria for what they are going to monitor before during and following any development undertaking. Problem is – if they aren’t held to account over these things- they do plough on as you suggest – on the basis that silence is approval.
Joining your local Civil Society is also a way of getting your voice heard – hopefully they are quite active and vocal.
You could also ask whether they have a Hedgehog Champion on the planning Committees – and push for one if they don’t – its a way of challenging developers to protect the local wildlife and fulfil their obligations. some developers are mandated by local councils and planners to build in ways that support local wildlife – little things like holes in fences between gardens – which as we know, can be a lifesaver for the hedgehog populations.