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Ecology Surveys

Our ecology surveys identify the presence or likely absence of protected species within a site. This enables mitigation to be devised to ensure all work is done in accordance with legislation, therefore avoiding possible prosecution.

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Almost all development sites have the potential to support protected species.

Identifying ecological constraints early in the development planning process can help avoid costly delays and 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.

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 Preliminary Ecological Appraisal. From this, recommendations for habitat enhancements, or if required, further surveys, can be made.

Habitat Surveys & Reports

  • Preliminary Ecological Appraisals (formerly known as Phase 1 Habitat Surveys)
  • Protected Species
  • Scoping Assessments
  • National Vegetation Classification surveys
  • River Corridor Surveys
  • Tree surveys in accordance with British Standards
  • BREEAM – Ecological Assessments for BREEAM
  • Biodiversity Net Gain calculations
  • Habitat Regulation Assessments
  • Biodiversity/Ecological Management/Mitigation /Monitoring/Enhancement Plans/Strategies
  • Critical Load assessments in relation to air pollutant deposition on sensitive habitats
  • Ecological method statements for works
  • Ecological Landscaping, including habitat management, creation and mitigation
  • Planting plans
  • Ecological watching briefs (Ecological Clerk of Works – ECoW)
  • Ecological toolbox talks

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In addition to these standard reports, many sites will have specific requirements for more specialist reports or surveys.

If you do not see the service you require above, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our expert consultants, who will be happy to offer advice based on your specific needs and circumstances.

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