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Preliminary Ecological Appraisal. From £549*

× Also known as phase 1 survey, biodiversity survey, extended phase 1 survey and habitat survey

An over-view survey looking at all habitats on site and for all protected species e.g. bats . This survey follows the JNCC (2010) Handbook for Phase 1 habitat survey and the British Standard 42020 (biodiversity).

Dragonfly seen perching, is noted

Dragonfly seen perching, is noted

The survey includes a mapping exercise, searches for evidence and likelihood of presence/suitability e.g. areas of habitat that a species can use even if no evidence is present, for all UK protected species. If evidence or likely presence/suitability is present further follow-on survey maybe recommended as and when required to comply with national legislation and national planning policy. This survey can be undertaken year round with April to September optimal, outside this timeframe flowering plants maybe missed.

Further surveys are undertaken to investigate a species in more detail e.g. bat evidence is found internally-emergence/re-entry surveys are undertaken to establish species, population and how they use the structure.

If a European protected species is established to be present and the development has an effect on its use of the site a European protected species licence maybe required post planning consent.

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* Costs are plus VAT and based on location and biological records data costs from third parties which varies from county to county – a fixed fee including biological records will be provided in your quote. Staff are fully licenced to undertake this survey type with the statutory body in England (Natural England).