Ecology consultancy and surveys for planning and compliance

Other Surveys & Reports

Wildlife Surveys and Reports 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 surveys and reports produced to the highest industry standard.

We undertake a wide variety of surveys for protected and rare wildlife including for badgers, dormouse, water voles and invertebrates for projects throughout England. We also undertake botanical surveys including NVC (National Vegetation Classification) surveys.
 

What is different about our Ecology Surveys and Reports

  • Your evaluations would be more precise because of our new (and unique to Adonis Ecology) quantified evaluation methods, 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 report would be effective and credible with Local Planning Authorities because it would be produced to the relevant British Standard BS 42020
 

Example Types of Wildlife Surveys and Reports

 

Badger Assessment & Survey

These include initial surveys for locating badger setts, more detailed surveys to confirm whether setts are active or used for breeding, and bait-marking surveys to find out how badgers use an area. Our staff are suitably trained and experienced and our methods based on industry standards.

Dormouse Assessment & Survey

These include initial quantitative assessments of habitat suitability, checks for dormouse signs to confirm presence, as well as full presence/absence surveys as needed to help you comply with wildlife legislation and related planning requirements. Methods are based on industry standards.

Water Vole & Otter Surveys

These include assessments of habitat suitability and surveys for signs of water voles or otters as needed to help you comply with wildlife legislation and related planning requirements. Our staff are suitably trained and experienced and our methods are based on industry standards.

Bird Surveys

These include bird nesting checks to confirm whether any birds are actively nesting before you start works, plus breeding bird and wintering bird surveys where there is considered potential for a bird assemblage of conservation significance. Our methods are based on industry standards.

Invertebrate Assessment & Survey

These include initial assessments of habitat suitability, as well as detailed surveys targeting specific invertebrate groups to determine site invertebrate value and help you comply with planning requirements. Our staff are experienced and our methods are based on industry standards.

Botanical Survey (including NVC)

These include surveys for specific plant species or assemblages, as well as National Vegetation Classification (NVC) surveys to help you comply with planning requirements. We have staff externally assessed for botanical ability and our methods are based on industry standards.

Harvest Mouse Survey

These include initial quantitative assessments of habitat suitability as well as more detailed surveys for harvest mouse signs as needed to help you comply with wildlife legislation and related planning requirements. Our staff are suitably trained and our methods based on industry standards.

Stag Beetle Survey

These include initial assessments of habitat suitability, as well as presence/absence surveys of adult stag beetles to determine stag beetle site value and help you comply with planning requirements. Our staff are experienced in stag beetle survey and our methods based on industry standards.

“We found Adonis Ecology to be professional, informed and thorough having used their services for a protected species survey at a large site in Essex. The survey was carried out quickly, with minimum fuss and disruption and the results were presented in a clear and concise in-depth report. We would have no hesitation in recommending them and we look forward to working with Adonis Ecology again on future projects.” 

Matthew Denyer, MASIA Ltd., Buckinghamshire

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