We carry out Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIA), Phase 1 Habitat surveys, National Vegetation Classification (NVC) surveys, Habitats Regulations Assessments, BREEAM assessments, and Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG).
Community engagement and providing environmental education is something we care about. Bringing on board residents, site guests, and local community groups not only raises environmental awareness but is often key to the success of a project.
Our experience of working within Local Authority planning departments is what sets us apart from most consultancies. Whether it's permission for glamping units, new housing , or converting old barns, we have the knowledge and expertise to navigate you through the process.
Phase 2 surveys are carried out for protected species and other species of conservation concern. These include birds, bats, badger, hedgehog, crayfish, reptiles, amphibians, water vole, otter, dormouse, plants and invertebrates.
We are experienced in formulating mitigation schemes and providing Ecological Clerk of Works on building projects. We also hold a range of protected species licences and are experienced in successfully applying for Mitigation Licences.
Using the biological information collected for your land and for its surrounding area we will help you reach a design that that has real benefit to the local environment .
Ecological advice provided to the BBC Springwatch team to enable them to broadcast a documentary on bat echolocation. The work was undertaken over three seasons with bats being filmed and monitored in their summer, autumn and winter roosts.
Botanical and breeding birds surveys carried out on behalf of the National Trust at the Anglo-Saxon burial site: Sutton Hoo. The ecological investigations allowed new visitor acccess and a viewing tower to be installed whilst avoiding impacts to important acid grassland communities and nightingales.
Clerk of Works supervision and amphibian translocation provided to South West Water for construction of a new treatment plant. The improvement was necessary to meet the requirements of the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive and means Croyde Bay qualifies as a 'blue flag' beach.
Ecological investigations are currently being carried out on behalf of Yoo Capital for a grade 2 listed theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue. The investigations, involving desk-top study and botanical study of nearby wildlife gardens, relate to proposals for refurbishment.
Phase 1 and Phase 2 surveys on land owned by Bristol City Council. The resulting Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA) and ecological enhancement measures influenced new development and contributed to the West of England Nature Recovery Network, a joined up network of marine, water and terrestrial habitats
Ecological Study and Management Plan for Osterley House and Park owned and managed by the National Trust. On the basis of surveys undertaken for the formal gardens and extensive parkland a programme of management has been formulated for this Georgian country estate in west London.
Sadly not our car in the picture, but we did assist Aston Martin with gaining planning permission and achieving the necessary BREEAM points for their low carbon research and development centre in the Midlands.
Our experience of working with Local Planning Authorities means that we are regularly called on to provide development control advice to planning officers. Clients include Bath & North East Somerset, Thames Valley and Cotswold District Council.