Advice on Planning & Development for Ecologists, Planners and Local Advocates.

Inappropriate or poorly-planned development represents one of the greatest risks to Scotland’s badger populations.  In order that proposed development fully considers potential impacts on badgers, Scottish Badgers has produced a range of guidance documents for developers, planners and our volunteers. 

Our guidance documents can be downloaded below or, for further information and support, contact  us at


Protecting Badgers – Guidance for Local Planning Authorities can be downloaded here.


Surveying for Badgers Good Practice Guidelines can be downloaded here.


Engaging with the Development Planning and Management Process
Guidance for Volunteers can be downloaded here.


For issues related to badger problems, legislation, planning, mitigation, data searches and to log badger records:

Available Monday to Friday

Operations Co-ordinator

T: 07866 844232


For matters relating to our Earn Your Stripes - Building Skills to Champion Wildlife project:

Project Officer

T: 07565 813401


For training and web presence:


Scottish Badgers (SCIO) Charity Number SCO34297.