Landvision Ecology have a dedicated team of ecologists. We can therefore offer you a wide range of ecology surveys and reports.
In addition, we now offer reports in the new format of the Preliminary Ecological assessment report (PEAR)
This is because we must keep to CIEEM’s Guidelines for Ecological report Writing, updated (December 2017).
This makes the ecology report more concise and readeable for you to conserve and enhance your site so that we can add biodiversity.
For instance, no matter what ecology survey, plan or mitigation plan needs you have, we will present information in a clear and concise way.
Therefore, we can help with all your site’s ecology survey needs.
This is as we are trained in the latest industry and academic findings. Above all, we can identify ecological constraints and how to add biodiversity gains for each site we visit.
Similarly, by identifying how to add biodiversity on your site, then this will add value to and conserve quality. Therefore, this approach will help you to onserve species, their habitats and landscape character on your site, enhancing its value and quality.
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Recent projects for instance, have included new housing projects, light industrial sites, and retail sites. Also, we have also done ecology surveys for Churches, mining landscapes and schools. We have the pragmatic expereince of 35+ years and hundreds of completed sites. In addition, we are working in a wide variety of live sites, to find the best solutions for our clients and their sites.
Landscape ecology reports for Residents Groups
Using our professional experience of ecological survey methods, species protection and mitigation measures, we will advise you on how to obtain planning permission. We recently obtained planning permission for a Ecology friendly Holiday park site near Folkestone, Kent. ecology was a central consideration in drawing up mitigation and enhancements for the local wildlife as part of the Holiday park application. We were also recently successful in obtaining planning permission for a housing development near Tenterden, Kent.
We will offer the most practical solutions. These will help you to achieve your planning goals. You will obtain planning permission whilst safeguarding the ecology of your site in accordance with UK law. From 2019, there is a need to add biodiversity in accordance with the latest NPPF, (revised July 2018) UK guidance for planning applications as well as Local Planning Policy for the specific area. For example for the Local Plan for the area in which the site is located. See also the Natural England White Paper for details of Local authorities’ duties regarding biodiversity.
Phase 1 Habitat survey, Extended Phase 1 survey and PEAR.
Phase 2 Habitat surveys.
Where a more detailed understanding is required of specific plant and animal species or particular habitat types within a site, a more detailed phase 2 survey can be carried out.
Phase 2 Surveys provide important information which leads to in depth knowledge of the ecological value of parts of a site. Importantly, such information is used when considering the mitigation strategy and enhancements to add biodiversity to offset the effects of a proposed development.
Landvision’s experience in planning mitigation enables us to undertake measures that are tailored to individual client requirements, site and landscape. We have learned that each project requires an individual approach so that where possible protected species and endangered wildlife can be preserved with minimal disruption and cost, this is preferable for client and biodiversity.
For other ecological information please see our pages on biodiversity action plans, conservation strategy and environmental audits for sites.
To discuss your project with us or to ask questions about your site, please ring 01892 782200, or use the contact page to email us. We provide advice on Landscape ecology, Woodland ecology, Botanical surveys, PEAR ecology reports, Breeam Ecology reports and Eco credits, Reptile and amphibian surveys, mammal surveys and scoping surveys. We will work with you, talking with Local Authority Planners and Natural England on your behalf.