Ecological Assessment

CLM carries out a variety of ecological assessments and has a wealth of experience on projects as diverse as barn restorations, affordable housing schemes, farm shops, doctor’s surgeries and multi million pound school redevelopment projects.

Legislation requires that planning applications include an assessment of the ecological impact of proposed developments. This includes all projects from barn conversions to housing developments.

As case law develops Local Planning Authorities are becoming more and more rigorous in their requirements.

It is essential that ecological assessments are carried out early in the preplanning process to avoid costly delays or even criminal offences during construction. Many surveys are time critical and are only valid if carried out during the appropriate season. Our survey calendar acts as a guide as to when surveys can be carried out and our trigger list gives an indication of when surveys may be required.

Eco grass snakeEcological Services Include:

  • Extended Phase One Habitat Surveys
  • Scoping Surveys
  • Pre-acquisition assessments
  • Protected Species Surveys
  • Specialist Species Surveys
  • BREEAM assessments
  • Mitigation Planning and Implementation

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