Mitigation is designed to limit the effects of development, by enabling wild plants and animals to survive during the building phase and to live in harmony with the new development. Our mitigation services include building artificial homes such as swift boxes and invertebrate log-piles and also include management details, such as retention of areas of relaxed mowing, to provide foraging for bats and butterflies. Bat-mitigation is specialised work which may involve the re-creation of bat-roosts.
Case-study Leamouth Peninsular
Translocation is what we do when we cannot accommodate species on the development site. Prior to capture, we use GIS mapping and field surveys to identify suitable natural habitat nearby. We then carefully capture animals such as reptiles or newts and release them into the new site. This process can take many months to ensure that almost all individuals are saved from harm.
Habitat creation (or often re-creation), is used to enhance a site, providing new habitats for plant, insect and animal species. We have considerable expertise in establishing meadow areas, ponds, reed-beds and woodland. We have many examples of creating new habitats with developers and architects, often for eco-housing schemes, as well as recreation of lost habitat.
Case-study Crowhurst Corner
We are responsive to our clients needs and continually develop our business to maintain a high quality, cost-effective, service. Our ecologists are members of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management and are committed to the Institute's Code of Professional Conduct.
The Ecology Consultancy made a number of recommendations, to Hastoe Housing Association, aimed at enhancing natural habitats on areas destined for housing, all of which were adopted by their contractors.Read more
The Ecology Consultancy carried out the initial habitat survey and protected species assessment on this site and identified the presence of common lizards during further surveys for reptiles. To enable the development of the new Academy it was agreed to translocate the population of common lizards to a receptor site.Read more
Considered the largest green roof in the City of London, measuring 1,500m2, at 1 Wood Street, and owned by Eversheds LLP, was in need of biodiversity improvements in 2008.Read more