Ecological Assessment

For developers and landowners whatever the size of their operation, ensuring that a proper ecological assessment is undertaken is a critical part of the planning process as well as for Countryside Stewardship. Surveying and assessment of ecological interest is strongly seasonal and without careful management can have significant impact on the timeframe for securing planning consent.

Obtaining the right ecological assessments forms a key part of the project management of the planning process and our planners are able to advise when and where such assessments are likely to be required.
We work with a variety of ecological consultants to bring in tailored expertise and solutions for ecological advice, surveys and assessments bespoke to each project including:

  • Preliminary ecological appraisals,
  • Extended phase 1 ecological surveys,
  • Targeted species surveys
  • Biodiversity Impact Assessment Calculations (BIAC)