Supporting you with a robust and pragmatic approach to ecological issues
Ricardo Energy & Environment’s ecology team regularly works closely with developers, utility companies and government agencies to provide ecological advice in support of strategic plans, planning applications, consent from statutory bodies, post-planning site works, permitted development construction and wildlife conservation projects.
Our team is fully aware of how ecological issues can impact, and be impacted by, a proposed plan or development project. By applying their expert knowledge and adopting a pragmatic approach, our team members offer:
- Cost-effective, bespoke advice on ecological matters that will help development projects gain consent while safeguarding biodiversity.
- Post-consent services to enable regulator conditions and legal obligations to be successfully discharged in relation to ecological matters.
- Strategic ecological thinking to develop successful plans, strategies and guidance.
Our ecology services are split into two core areas:
Our ecology team are highly experienced in delivering terrestrial ecology services to support the requirements of a wide range of customers and stakeholders; our services include:
- Preliminary ecological appraisal
- Vegetation and habitat surveys
- Surveys of protected and other notable species
- Ecological Impact Assessment and Habitat Regulations Assessments
- Pre-construction licencing and impact mitigation
- On-going construction site support
- Biodiversity action and site management planning
- Training and guidance development
In addition to terrestrial ecology, our team are able to support your aquatic ecology requirements and help you to comply with industry regulations; our aquatic ecology services include:
- Aquatic invertebrate survey and monitoring
- Aquatic macrophytes survey
- Aquatic habitat survey
- Fisheries monitoring
- Protected species surveys
- Water Framework Directive (WFD) assessments
- Fish passage appraisals and fish rescues
- Freshwater, estuarine and marine studies