We provide a comprehensive range ecology services to support all stages of development.
Our team has extensive experience of carrying out preliminary ecological appraisals to support planning applications for all types of development
We can monitor development on site ensuring that projects are delivered inline with ecological assessments and effects mitigated appropriately
We undertake specialist surveys and provide mitigation advice on a range of protected species including water vole, badger, otter, reptiles, white-clawed crayfish and birds
Smeeden Foreman has trained and certified rope climbers who are also qualified bat specialists available to climb and inspect trees for bat roosts
An EcIA identifies the impact of a development on sensitive ecological receptors. Smeeden Foreman has delivered assessments for a wide range of projects
By involving our team of ecologists at an early stage we can help you avoid costly delays to programme should GCN be identified at a late stage
Surveys may be required following an initial walkover survey where habitats of value are identified or when such surveys are requested by the local planning authority
Our ecology calendars set out the when specialist surveys and mitigation work can be carried out, minimising potential delays to development
All Smeeden Foreman's ecologists are suitably qualified ecologists (SQE) which is a requirement of BREEAM.
All our ecologists are licensed to undertake bat surveys. We carry out initial assessments of buildings and trees, emergence/re-entry surveys and advise on mitigation.
The team at Smeeden Foreman can identify and recommend suitable treatment regimes for invasive species commonly encountered on development sites