Testimonials

We have successfully completed hundreds of ecological projects in the UK. Don’t just take our word for it – these are just some of the things our clients have said about our work

  • “The Ecology Consultancy’s expert advice enabled programme delivery and cost efficiency whilst meeting biodiversity targets.”

    Elliot Buzzing, Development Manager, Art Estates Ltd on behalf of Orchid Runnymede Ltd

  • Good news! We met the planning condition on the basis of your supporting letter. Many thanks for your excellent advice and expert support which saved us a considerable sum of money and I certainly wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your services.

    Paul Lautman

  • “The Ecology Consultancy’s protected species risk assessment, bat surveys, and subsequent watching brief services helped us to ensure our project could go ahead on schedule without harming any important species.”

    Miles Howard, Engineer, Highway Projects (North), Norfolk County Council

  • “The Council commissioned consultant architects who instructed The Ecology Consultancy to carry out an initial assessment of properties due for demolition in Gomshall. We were very satisfied with the report and initial advice, which was thorough and clear. Following this, we decided to appoint The Ecology Consultancy to undertake all ecology site work for the project. They were very committed to the project, and put a lot of effort into helping us develop the optimum timetable for demolition, given the habitat and lifecycle requirements of the different species on the site. They took a lead role in preparing and submitting the bat licence and dealt with all matters in relation to it directly with Natural England. This required prompt action to meet tight deadlines. On occasion, we required them to attend client meetings with Council officers and the demolition contractor, when they were able to offer solutions to achieve savings in both time and cost.

    The ecologists’ interaction with residents adjacent to the site was excellent and they were particularly sensitive to local issues. The demolition contractor was particularly impressed with their co-operative approach on site and in co-ordinating and carrying out the work identified in the mitigation recommendations. Some complex issues arose in translocating the slow worms from the site. This could have impacted adversely on the construction timetable had The Ecology Consultancy not been able to carry out extra weekend visits to the site at short notice.

    Communication was always prompt and effective and physical work rate on site was consistently high. This resulted in the mitigation work for the bats being completed with a substantial reduction in the time allocated. Their commitment exceeded expectations and this was particularly evident in their approach to finding cost-effective solutions. One example of this was when they were able to advise on the possibility of a gratis roost visit offered by one of their staff who was a Roost Visitor for Natural England.

    We would definitely appoint them again, with confidence, for similar work.”

    Nick Molyneux, Housing Development Manager, Guildford Borough Council

  • “The Ecology Consultancy water vole report was impressive and the recommendations were well received by the Environment Agency who gave us consent to proceed with our development.”

    M53 Bidston Moss Viaduct Team, Costain Ltd

  • “I must commend The Ecology Consultancy on the manner in which they deal with clients. There were a few issues that came up on site, and The Ecology Consultancy  was very accommodating to our needs.  Information requested was issued efficiently and any problems that crept up were dealt with by good communication between both parties.”

    Michael O’Sullivan, Surveyor, Wates Construction Ltd

  • “The Ecology Consultancy has worked with us on several projects covering a range of surveys and specialist requirements. They have aided in the removal of statutory consultee objections, which have been crucial to the proposals, by completing thorough and well executed reports and surveys.”

    Ruth Goodfield, Mosscliff Environmental

  • “The Ecology Consultancy have worked with us on a number of projects and always provide us with accurate and timely information. They are good people to do business with and have been a great help getting planning consent for our projects”

    Mark Jackson, Planning & Development Manager, Goals Soccer Centre PLC

  • “I want to say thanks for your help on the tree and bird elements of the Steeple Bumpstead Scheme. You were always happy to help at short notice and your organisation and manner on site left the team with a lot of confidence that potential issues were being dealt with in the correct manner. Another aspect that stands you out from your competitors is your pragmatism, which on many of our schemes is usually needed!“

    Mr. James Askham, Royal Haskoning

  • “Many thanks for a well written report and professional service.”

    Mark Watts, Managing Director, Cedar Rydal, following a detailed inspection of trees at Biggin Hill for bats

  • “EC Harris instructed The Ecology Consultancy at short notice to undertake a Bat Roost Assessment in an urban property in the London Borough of Camden. Urgency was critical and the company responded and mobilised quickly to deliver the outcome in the time required. The advice provided was clear and consistent with the terms of guidance and provided appropriate recommendations in the context of the development proposal. Overall the company provided very good value for money.”

    Tim Preston, Partner, EC Harris LLP

  • “We dealt with Sarah Nicholas at The Ecology Consultancy in relation to our property in Ealing and found that Sarah was incredibly professional, to the point, but equally important, she got the tasks in hand done in a fast manner.”

    Paul Connolly, Managing Director, Finnegan Associates

  • “We sought assistance from The Ecology Consultancy to undertake a range of ecological surveys for a large, catchment wide, river restoration project in East Sussex. Surveys included initial protected species scoping surveys adjacent to the river, followed by targeted protected species surveys for Kingfishers, water voles and reptiles. They also produced a reptile mitigation plan, that included fencing and the creation of log piles to provide additional reptile habitat.

    The Ecology Consultancy undertook all the surveys in a timely fashion and delivered comprehensive and clear reports to document the findings. The project benefited from the local knowledge of the team in Lewes, who were a pleasure to work with and maintained good communication throughout the project. We would not hesitate to seek assistance from The Ecology Consultancy on future projects.”

    Nick Taylor AIEMA, Senior Environmental Consultant, HaskoningDHV UK Ltd, a company of Royal HaskoningDHV

  • “As a very busy Chartered Town Planning Consultancy, we have noted that in recent years there is an ever greater statutory requirement for many planning applications to be submitted with the support of an ecological report or detailed study into the potential on site presence of a particular species. Parker Dann has worked closely with Giles Coe and his colleagues at The Ecology Consultancy on a number of projects for Clients and we have always been deeply impressed by the standard of the work and the detail of knowledge that is presented in their reports and analyses. Importantly the level of their expertise has always been respected by the many local planning authorities we submit planning applications to for a variety of different projects. We have also found that the professional fees charged by The Ecology Consultancy are extremely competitive and at a time of continuing economic uncertainty this has been another important consideration.

    We would have no hesitation in recommending The Ecology Consultancy to anyone who requires their professional services which span right across the ecological spectrum.”

    Adrian Moore, Director, Parker Dann Ltd

  • We used The Ecology Consultancy for our project at Glory Mills in High Wycombe. Their work on planting developing habitats and mitigation strategies fed into our landscape management plan and helped us achieve a BREEAM outstanding rating for the project.

    Julia Finlayson, Associate, Whitelaw Turkington

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