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The Ecology team provides a full range of services to support our clients’ projects. Our approach is ecologically meaningful and development-focused, and we are able to support developments throughout their full lifecycle. We have an industry-leading track record in supporting planning applications – from simple buildings to large-scale EcIA and Public Inquiry ­– and in species survey and mitigation, representation with regulators, and monitoring during and after construction.

Our team of highly regarded and award-winning in-house ecologists are members of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management and hold relevant survey and development licences for protected species. They engage with other in-house disciplines, clients, industry specialists and stakeholders to develop innovative approaches that are tailored to individual projects throughout the UK.

 Our services include: 

  • Habitat and Vegetation Surveys
    • Preliminary Ecological Appraisal
    • Phase 1 Habitat Survey
    • National Vegetation Classification
    • Groundwater Dependent Terrestrial Ecosystems (GWDTE)
    • Invasive Non-native Species
  • Bat Surveys
    • Bats Surveys of Buildings and Trees
    • Wind Farm Bat Surveys
  • Protected Species Surveys
    • Great crested newt
    • Badger surveys
    • Water vole surveys
    • Otter surveys
    • Dormouse surveys
    • Red squirrel surveys
    • Reptile surveys
    • Scottish wildcat surveys
    • Pine marten surveys
    • Fish surveys
  • Bird surveys
    • Breeding Bird Surveys
    • Wind farm Bird Surveys
    • Schedule 1 bird surveys
  • Protected Species Mitigation and Licencing
  • Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA)
  • BREEAM Assessments
  • Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW)
  • Pre- and Post-Construction Monitoring
  • Arboriculture
  • Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA)
  • Public Inquiry and Expert Witness
  • Ecological Research
  • Peer Review & Due Diligence
  • Habitat Management

Please get in touch if you require any ecology support on your project –