We work safely and efficiently with a cost-effective approach to provide a range of ecological surveys and assessments, for more details please see below.
We cover the whole of the UK and provide you with a consultant that matches your requirements
A detailed search from a wide range of resources including web based and local biological records centres to collate a comprehensive set of baseline data within a defined distance from a Site. This includes local and statutory wildlife sites, protected species records, tree preservation orders, any waterbodies within 500 metres and geological records.
Extended Phase 1 Habitat Surveys are the industry standard in baseline survey and mapping of habitats (using standard Phase 1 Habitat mapping codes), landscape features and their suitability for protected species. We provide a full species list along with detailed target notes for specific ecological features. All surveys are translated into detailed high-quality plans by our in-house GIS team allowing for further analysis if required. Extended Phase 1 Habitat Surveys form the basis of all further assessments.
Preliminary Ecological Appraisals are often used in the early stages of planning and design for a project, consisting of ecological assessment following an Extended Phase 1 Habitat survey. Impacts and effects of a proposed development are set out within a Preliminary Ecological Appraisal Report (PEAR).
Often undertaken as part of the Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey, a visual assessment of ponds at and within 500m of a site to determine the likely presence of Great Crested Newt, using industry standard guidelines for HSI. This is often a standard requirement of planning.
Often undertaken as part of the Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey, an external / internal visual assessment of buildings and / or trees at a site. Structures are inspected from ground level recording any evidence of bat roosts, droppings, staining, scratch marks and feeding remains etc.
A Preliminary Roost Assessment (‘PRA’) for bats should always be carried out before any development works commence on buildings, structures or trees to identify any actual or potential sites for bat roosts in order to ensure compliance with relevant legislation.
Often undertaken as part of the Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey, a search for evidence of badger activity, such as setts, badger paths, latrines etc. within readily accessible areas at the Site and publicly accessible areas within 30m of the boundary in line with standard guidance.
Crestwood Environmental Ltd. has been providing environmental consultancy expertise for over 25 years. Based on its original environmental and civil engineering knowledge applied to the minerals and waste sectors, the Company has steadily evolved into the wide-reaching multi-sector environmental consultancy business it is today.
We aim to work as an integral part of your team, providing friendly, proactive and practical interdisciplinary expertise to help you reach your development and operational goals, using audited safe working methods, and via ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified Quality and Environmental Management Systems.
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