We conduct ecological appraisal for a variety of situations:
- Informing feasibility studies, and early identification of constraints and opportunities
- Identification of further survey requirements in accordance with legislation and planning requirements
- For a range of projects, from development to open space and historic landscape restoration
- Accreditation including BREEAM, EcoHomes and Code for Sustainable Homes
Ecological appraisals are often underpinned by habitat and vegetation surveys, including rapid walkover surveys to identify key issues, and may also identify the need for protected species survey.
Our landscape design and ecology teams frequently work together to achieve designs sensitive to ecological and landscape features, whilst maximising biodiversity gains.