Ecology consultancy and surveys for planning and compliance

Ecological Surveys & Reports

Ecology Surveys and Report to help you get Planning Permission and Comply with wildlife laws

Have an easier ride through planning, and more value from your investment, with our advanced ecological surveys and ecology reports produced to the highest industry standard.

We undertake Biodiversity and Protected Species Assessments, Desk Top Ecology Studies, Preliminary Ecological Appraisals (PEAs) and Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIAs) for projects throughout England.
 

What is different about our Ecology Surveys and Reports

  • Your risk of needing further survey visits would be less because our Phase 1 ecological surveys are more thorough than typical for the industry
  • Your ecological evaluation would be more precise because of our new (and unique to Adonis Ecology) quantified evaluation method, based on published science and the findings of over 10 years of our projects
  • Your risk of needing time-consuming and costly mitigation solutions would be less because we look for ways you can avoid impacts
  • Your ecology report would be effective and credible with Local Planning Authorities because it would be produced to the relevant British Standard BS 42020
 

Common Types of Ecological Surveys and Reports

 

Phase 1 Habitat Survey

This is the basic type of survey done for a Preliminary Ecological Appraisal. It involves mapping habitats and features of potentially significant ecological value on your site. Our method is based on the industry standard but goes further to enable a more quantitative evaluation of your site.

Ecology for BREEAM Assessment

This report is based on a Phase 1 Habitat Survey of the site prior to site clearance. It identifies the ecological risks and opportunities on your site and makes recommendations to help you comply with wildlife legislation and maximise your credits from the Land Use and Ecology section of BREEAM.

Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA)

This report is based on a Phase 1 Habitat Survey and desk study. It identifies the ecological risks and opportunities on your site and recommends further surveys, impact avoidance and enhancement actions as needed to help you comply with wildlife legislation and related planning requirements.

Biodiversity Assessment

This is like a PEA with more emphasis on biodiversity gain. It identifies the biodiversity risks and opportunities on your site and recommends further surveys, impact avoidance and enhancement actions as needed to help you comply with wildlife legislation and related planning requirements.

Protected Species Assessment

This report is similar to a PEA but focussed on protected species only. It identifies the protected species risks and opportunities on your site and recommends further surveys and impact avoidance actions as needed to help you comply with wildlife legislation and related planning requirements.

Desk Top Ecology Study

This involves using data searches, photography and maps to identify potential for ecological issues on your site. If potential exists, then PEA or Protected Species Assessment would be recommended in the report to help you comply with wildlife legislation and related planning requirements.

Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA)

This is undertaken as part of an Environmental Impact Assessment or after detailed surveys of issues identified in the PEA. It describes the likely ecological impacts on your proposals and recommends mitigation as needed to help you comply with wildlife laws and related planning requirements.

“On behalf of PRP and I, we would like to thank you for your recent ecology report which you recently carried out. We were extremely impressed with your report which was thorough, very professional and excellent value for money. I must also thank you for your prompt response to my telephone call and for carrying out your inspection and preparing your report in such a short timescale. Rest assured I will have no hesitance in calling on you in the future or recommending you to others.” 

David A. Hornbuckle FPCS MCECP. Brightsolo Ltd., Lincoln

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