Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA)

An Ecological Impact Assessment identifies and evaluates the potential effects that development proposals may have on ecology, resulting in an EcIA report suitable for submission within a Planning Application.

The process

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Biodiversity Net Gain Assessment

Achieving measurable biodiversity enhancement

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Habitat Survey

Habitat and vegetation mapping

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Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA)

A site visit and desk study

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Preliminary Roost Assessment (PRA)

Assessment of buildings for bat roost potential

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Protected Species Survey

Species specific surveys to determine presence/likely absence, population and distribution of species.

  • Badgers
  • Bats
  • Botany
  • Dormouse
  • Great Crested Newts
  • Invertebrates
  • Reptiles
  • Water Voles

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Mitigation and Enhancement Strategies

Detail and design of proposed species mitigation and identification of enhancement opportunities.

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Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA) Report

This combines the findings of the PEA, subsequent further survey work and strategy for mitigation and enhancement. This document is suitable for submission with a planning application.

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Early Engagement

Early Engagement

Whether small or large scale, it is important to begin the EcIA process at an early stage of project design and planning. This enables full consideration of any potential ecological constraints associated with proposals and can significantly reduce unnecessary delays.

Native Ecology provide effective liaison with design teams. Our clear communications from early stage development is key to future successful ecological mitigation and integration of biodiversity enhancement into projects.

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