12 January 2017 by James Webster
The beginning of the year is a good time to be thinking about any Ecological surveys that you may require. If you are likely to require planning permission for any sort of development then chances are some sort of initial ecological assessment survey will be required, such as a Phase I survey. These are an import part of the development process and will help determine what the possible ecological impacts of a development are and what likely mitigation and additional species surveys may be required. As the majority of protected species surveys are time sensitive with them usually being carried out, at least in part, in spring and/or summer it is important that these surveys are appropriately planned to avoid delays.
Carrying out an ecological assessment before the main survey season gets into full swing will help ensure that any surveys you may require can be planned without delay. These surveys will also help towards any BREEAM assessments you may be undertaking.
If you require any further information on the surveys we offer or a quotation please do not hesitate to contact us.