ECOLOGY

We provide a comprehensive range ecology services to support all stages of development.  

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PRELIMINARY ECOLOGICAL APPRAISAL

Our team has extensive experience of carrying out preliminary ecological appraisals to support planning applications for all types of development

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ECOLOGICAL CLERK OF WORKS

We can monitor development on site ensuring that projects are delivered inline with ecological assessments and effects mitigated appropriately

OTHER PROTECTED SPECIES

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

CLIMB & INSPECT

Smeeden Foreman has trained and certified rope climbers who are also qualified bat specialists available to climb and inspect trees for bat roosts

ECOLOGICAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT

An EcIA identifies the impact of a development on sensitive ecological receptors.  Smeeden Foreman has delivered assessments for a wide range of projects

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PROTECTED SPECIES
GREAT CRESTED NEWTS

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

BOTANICAL SURVEYS

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

ECOLOGY CALENDARS

Our ecology calendars set out the when specialist surveys and mitigation work can be carried out, minimising potential delays to development

BREEAM

All Smeeden Foreman's ecologists are suitably qualified ecologists (SQE) which is a requirement of BREEAM.

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PROTECTED SPECIES
BATS

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.

INVASIVE SPECIES

The team at Smeeden Foreman can identify and recommend suitable treatment regimes for invasive species commonly encountered on development sites

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