Bright Green Environmental can meet all your ecological survey and assessment needs whatever your project.
We understand that one size does not fit all. We tailor our services specific to your project adopting a proportionality approach, this can save you time and money.
We can provide ecological input to your project whether it is to support and secure planning permission for a development or a habitat creation or restoration project. We have worked on a range of projects including small extensions, multiple barn conversions to large country estate conservation projects.
Wherever possible we encourage our clients to consider ecological matters at the very outset of their projects, as many surveys are seasonally dependent and it is easy to miss a survey window which can result in a delay until the following year.
If you are unsure what exactly you require then please get in touch for a free no obligation discussion as to what we can offer you. The following are surveys we regularly complete.
Preliminary Ecological Appraisal / Phase 1 Habitat Survey (PEA)
Incorporates a desk-top study and site survey, often described as ‘baseline survey’, ‘biodiversity survey’, ‘walkover survey’, or ‘ecological scoping survey’.
Phase 2 Vegetation surveys
Use a variety of methodologies including the National Vegetation Classification (NVC). In addition, we use other techniques to analyse vegetation and other ecological features in special circumstances including hedgerow surveys, river habitat surveys, aquatic macrophyte surveys, lower plant surveys and invasive plant surveys.
Protected species surveys
(bats, great crested newts, badgers, birds, otters, water voles, dormice, reptiles and amphibians). These are a legal requirement if initial surveys suggest that any protected species are or could be present on a development site.
European Protected Species (EPS) Licensing
Where protected species are likely to be impacted by works we can manage this process and secure the relevant license from Natural England.
Ecological Clerk of Works
Providing site supervision, overseeing and advising on ecological matters where there is potential for ecological harm. Often associated with vegetation clearance, dredging, demolition and construction projects, meeting requirements of legislations and planning conditions.
Specialist bat surveys
Including harp trapping/mist nets and radio tracking
Specialist bird surveys for protected birds such as barn owls, wintering and breeding bird surveys, on and off shore surveys.
Code for Sustainable homes and BREEAM
Produce ecological assessments fully compliant with the specific guidelines of the BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes (CfSH). Our input covers the distinct categories of the ecology chapter, including the ecological value of the development site, the protection of ecologically valuable features and how the site can be ecologically enhanced following development.