The Trust has experienced and suitably licensed ecologists who have the expertise to undertake habitat and protected species surveys of land and buildings.

We can also produce ecological enhancement schemes and management plans - for example for new developments.

Aims/objectives of the surveys:

  • Identify habitats and/or species present and assess their importance for biodiversity
  • Determine the impact of any proposals for the site on any ecological interest
  • Propose mitigation for ecological impacts resulting from any proposals

Survey that can be carried out include:

  • Preliminary Ecological Appraisals including Phase 1 Habitat Surveys to identify habitats and plant communities, and assessment sites to support protected species such as bats, nesting birds, great crested newts and reptiles
  • Protected Species surveys of buildings and trees for bats, barn owls and nesting birds; bat activity surveys; pond surveys for great crested newts and other amphibians; and reptile surveys of land

The report that is produced will include a description and assessment of any features of ecological interest, and provide recommendations for mitigation and enhancing biodiversity.

We can also produce biodiversity enhancement schemes for new developments, and prepare Natural England bat licence applications.

How much does it on average costs?

One-off survey visits usually range between £500 and £600, with more detailed protected species surveys involving multiple visits between £1000 and £2000 depending on the level of work required.

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