Ecology within your project
Our knowledgeable ecologists provide clear, cost effective advice and services for homeowners embarking on planning applications. We have extensive experience in managing ecology for all scales of project, including house extensions, renovation and roof works, barn conversions and demolition-rebuild.
Ecology and Planning Applications
Local Planning Authorities have a statutory duty to consider potential impacts of a development on protected species, habitats and statutory designated sites. This means that information regarding the presence or absence of protected species, important habitats and designated sites along with any appropriate mitigation and compensation measures should be submitted to the Local Planning Authority to inform a planning decision. This applies for all types and scale of project.
For most planning applications an Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA) is required to provide the Planning Officer with all the relevant information. This usually comprises a single report containing results of surveys and any appropriate mitigation and compensation measures relating to specific species or habitats.
It is important to consider ecology in the early stages of planning a project. Our experienced ecologists are on hand and happy to discuss any project, explaining how ecological features may need to be considered and any next steps to take.