Prior to a development taking place, many clients seek to have a preliminary ecological appraisal of a site to identify any ecological issues that may arise should development proceed in the future. Such a survey would include a full search of signs and potential for statutory protected species, habitats and assess likely impacts upon designated conservation sites in the wider area. This would then enable us to inform you of the level of work and associated costs required to satisfy relevant legislation and planning policy and any timing constraints posed by these requirements.
By taking this approach the initial outlay will be kept to a minimum with the results given as an advisory note via email. This would not be sufficient to inform a planning application however the site survey information would be retained to form the basis of a full report if required.