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Ecological Site Check Walkover Survey

This survey is ideal in the pre-planning or acquisition stage application stage as it allows ecological issues to be avoided or taken into account before detailed design work progresses. All main protected species are covered and a search is undertaken for statutory protected sites in the vicinity using freely available data. A concise report is produced that includes recommendations for any further detailed investigation or avoidance/ mitigation options that may be required. An Ecological Walkover Assessment alone is not usually sufficient to support a planning application.

A more comprehensive report can be produced by undertaking a full ecological desk study in addition to the walkover survey above. The full ecological desk study involves obtaining data on all previously recorded protected and notable species in the area of the development, in addition to the location of all statutory and non statutory designated sites. This data is obtained from the Local Biological Records Centre, and the resulting information is assessed in conjunction with the results of the walkover survey. This survey is ideal where a full scoping assessment is needed prior to land purchase or site selection, and for more straightforward sites a combined walkover survey with full ecological desk study is sufficent to support a planning application.

Please contact us for a competitive quote for your project. We can usually deliver these reports in less than 10 working days, depending on the availability of data from Local Biological Records Centre.


Call us on 01256 892 640 for a friendly chat about your project.