Our ecology surveys identify the presence of these species to enable mitigation to be devised to safeguard species present within the site, ensuring all work to develop the site is done in accordance with legislation, therefore avoiding possible prosecution.
If you are developing a site that supports natural habitats or buildings, there is potential for it to support species protected by UK or European legislation. Identifying ecological constraints early in the development planning process can help avoid costly delays and potential complications further down the line.
Early recognition of ecological enhancement opportunities can also pay dividends if they align with wider biodiversity policies and objectives. As sustainable development principles acknowledge the need to improve biodiversity and ecosystem services, habitat creation and management requirements are increasingly important components of many civil engineering projects.
Phlorum offer a wide range of ecology surveys; get in touch with our ecology experts for your FREE consultation.
Types of Ecological Surveys
The usual progress of ecological assessment in relation to planning is to carry out an initial survey to establish habitats that might be valuable and/or have potential to support protected species. From this preliminary assessment, more detailed surveys and/or recommendations for suitable habitat creation and improvement can be offered.
Preliminary Ecological Appraisals (formerly known as Phase 1 Habitat Surveys)
National Vegetation Classification surveys
River Corridor Surveys
Tree surveys in accordance with British Standards
BREEAM and other types of assessments that score sustainability indices for different types of development; and
Critical Load assessments in relation to air pollutant deposition on sensitive habitats.
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