Ecological Habitat Surveys

  • Phase 1 Habitat Surveys/ Preliminary Ecological Appraisals (PEA) – which fauna and flora exist on your site before any work begins. This is a baseline assessment required for most planning applications to inform you, your architect, planning consultant and local council of the ecology present on the site. No demolition, clearance or changes to your site should happen until a PEA has taken place and any required permissions received.
  • Preliminary Roost Assessments (PRA) – whether your building is likely to be used by UK bat species. Your site will be assessed to have either HIGH, MEDIUM, LOW or NEGLIGIBLE potential of being used by bats. Depending on this assessment, up to three Bat Activity Surveys may then be required by the local planning authority to inform them of which species use the site and how many individuals there are. The data will be used by the ecologist to submit a report to accompany your planning application.
  • Biodiversity surveys – water quality, freshwater aquatic species identification, hedgerow, woodland and meadow biodiversity appraisals. We look for the presence of invasive species, hedgerow and tree health and diversity. These can help us to make recommendations for future land management to support maximum possible biodiversity and support applications for any available grants. They can also highlight whether licenses will be required for changing habitats relating to certain species (bat, newt, badger and other rare or protected species).
Daniel Ahern Ecological Consultant

Client Testimonials

"Damen Associates has commissioned Daniel Ahern Ecology to provide reports on Ecology matters in support of Planning Applications. The service has been quick, thorough and the recommendations accepted by the Authorities. We have no concerns in commissioning this company for future assistance."

Damen Associates Ltd

"We have used Daniel Ahern Ecology on a number of projects. The work is always thorough, well presented, quickly turned around and good value."

J. M. Stratton & Co

"We at Allen Planning Ltd have been using the services of Daniel Ahern Ecology for many years and we find the quality of their work excellent and very persuasive with local planning authorities and also the timing of their work from instruction to completion of reports is first class."

Tony Allen Planning Ltd

"Many thanks to Dan for your support with the slow worm translocation, excellent work carried out during our project with Swindon Borough Council in Penhill, hope to work again with you soon."

Steve Daniels, Site Agent, Britannia Construction Ltd

"We highly recommend Daniel Ahern Ecology. We find that their advice is robust and highly professional, saving time and money when trying to progress complex planning applications."

Richard Greenwood, Managing Director, Benchmark Development Planning Ltd

"Thank you for your prompt actions with the bat survey, I am pleased to say that full planning permission has been granted."

Malcolm, West Tytherley

Daniel Ahern Ecology

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