Ecology

Ecology

We work as key members of multi-disciplinary teams providing pragmatic advice that ensures ecological features, often seen as constraints to development and regeneration, are minimised or avoided and opportunities to deliver the biodiversity gain that add sustained value to projects are realised at the outset.

Our services include:

Ecological due diligence: we determine the key ecological risks and opportunities at an early stage to inform feasibility and effective project planning.

Protected species surveys and licensing: we undertake surveys of habitat and species in accordance with best practice, to establish the baseline conditions required to inform masterplan design, planning applications and species licencing.

Ecological impact assessment and planning advice: we undertake clear, concise assessments helping to ensure the assessment focuses on key ecological features and presents sufficient information to enable the planning authority to validate and determine a planning application.

Biodiversity strategies: we prepare effective habitat and species strategies that guide management and deliver biodiversity enhancement.

Ecological Clerk of Works: we provide pragmatic on-site advice to support project implementation while safeguarding ecological resources. 

Habitat Regulations Assessment: we undertake rigorous assessment of plans and projects that are completed having regard to best practice and legal precedent.

Our ecological consultants are all members of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, committed to continued professional and technical learning that ensures our advice is science-based and aligned to key legal and policy drivers.

Projects

Key people

Elaine Richmond

Elaine Richmond

Environmental Director

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