Whether you require an initial ecological assessment for your site or you are in a more advanced stage and require assistance with European protected species licensing, ecological enhancement or BREEAM; Naturally Wild is here to provide expert advice and assistance to ensure your project runs as smoothly as possible. Below are a range of our most requested additional services, however, please do get in contact if you can’t find information on something you require.
Preliminary Ecological Appraisal
A Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA) is synonymous with a Phase 1 habitat survey and includes a protected species risk assessment. The aim of the PEA is to classify the habitats on and around the site and determine their value in supporting protected and notable species.
European Protected Species Licence
European Protected Species (EPS) Licences, individual or mitigation licence, are required if you plan to disturb or remove/ damage the habitats of a European Protected Species.
The most commonly found invasive plant species include Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed, Himalayan balsam, rhododendron and New Zealand pigmy weed (this is banned from sale). These, along with several other species, are listed on Schedule 9 (Part II) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, which states that you should not plant or cause these species to grow in the wild. It is therefore the land owner’s responsibility to prevent the spread of these invasive, non-native species.
We have an expert architect available to meet the needs of our clients. Please contact us if you wish to discuss this service further to meet your requirements.
The mindset for development has progressed significantly over the last 10 years, with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) moving from a no net loss in biodiversity ethos to promoting net gains where possible, contributing to the Government’s commitment to halt the overall decline in biodiversity, including by establishing coherent ecological networks that are more resilient to current and future pressures.
Ecological Clerk of Works
An Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) is often essential for the success of ecological mitigation schemes, and to further reduce potential direct and indirect impacts associated with construction and development works upon on-site or nearby ecological features.
Naturally Wild are competent and qualified in completing the Land Use and Ecology assessment to determine credits attainable as part of the BREEAM scheme.
Ecological Impact Assessment
Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIA) play an important role in any Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) package, and is one of the required chapters for an Environmental Statement (ES).
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If a certain species is not listed here, just get in touch with us as we can carry out various surveys for lots of different species.
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Next Day Reports
If you need your report the next day, we offer a special paid service. Just ask to upgrade.
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