Ecological Impact Assessment
Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIA) assess the likely impacts of the development of the site. We can provide an EcIA for the ecology chapter of an EIA, or as a standalone document to submit to the Local Planning Authority.
The EcIA begins with data gathering; drawing on information provided by relevant stakeholders, existing survey reports and published material. By collating all of the results from the desk studies and field surveys undertaken, we assess the positive and negative impacts on the ecology of the site. Important ecological features on the site that may be affected by development are identified and consideration is given to the ecological impact and effects of the development in the absence of mitigation.
Our experienced team of ecologists can design mitigation and avoidance measures for any impacts we have identified, including protected species such as bats, birds, badgers and great crested newts. Further support and assessment can be provided once mitigation has been implemented, and advice offered, should any further compensation be required.