No more delays to planning applications because a species survey deadline is missed; I plan ahead to ensure you have the correct information, gathered at the optimum survey time, prior to submission.
In an area where both timing and meticulous approach are critical, I provide a comprehensive solution. I undertake enhanced Phase One habitat surveys, and having worked extensively on surveys for great crested newts, badgers and otters, I’m well placed to advise on these cases.
Highways Agency, A74 Evan Water Diversion Ecological Surveys and Implementation I undertook the ecological surveys prior to the A74 being upgraded to motorway standard, and the Evan Water being diverted. To compensate for habitat loss, I designed and implemented mitigation measures such as artificial otter holts, fencing to prevent otter access to the motorway, and landscaping with a high proportion of native shrub cover. This complex project involved liaising with engineers, landscape architects, fisheries consultants and machine operators on-site. I’m delighted to say that today, the Evan Water Diversion project is quoted as an example of good practice by the Scottish Government and SEPA.
Staffordshire County Council, Biddulph Inner Bypass Ecological Surveys and Public Inquiry
Wimpey Homes, Cambusnethen Housing Estate Habitat Survey and Public Inquiry
Countryside Council for Wales, Code of Best Practice for Hedgerow Management
Loch Earn Caravan Parks Ltd., Ecological Survey for the Extension of the Red Lion Caravan Park, Arbroath