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Filling in the short form below will instantly give you a set of contact details of experts who can carry out an ecological survey of the animal life on your property (bats, lizards, snakes, insects, birds, etc). You will be provided with full contact details for these experts, all within less than a second, and you will then be able to contact them directly to discuss your situation in more detail.

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Filling in the short form above will instantly give you a set of contact details of experts who can carry out an ecological survey of the animal life on your property (bats, lizards, snakes, insects, birds, etc). You will be provided with full contact details for these experts, all within less than a second, and you will then be able to contact them directly to discuss your situation in more detail.

Ecology Surveys for Planning Applications

Ecological Surveys                    

An ecological survey is usually done on undeveloped land when the owner wants to apply for planning permission.

Local Authorities have a responsibility to protect, preserve and if possible enhance biodiversity and ensure that there is no adverse impact on UK and European protected species as a result of development taking place.

An ecological surveyor should

identify all the features of ecological significance on the site and the surrounding area

categorise habitat types

assess the potential for the presence of any protected species

recommend further species specific surveys should they be necessary

provide ideas on how to lessen the ecological impact of the development

Protected species that will need a specific survey include

Great Crested Newt



Common Otter

Fen Orchid

Lady’s Slipper

The Local Authority planning department won’t be able to grant planning permission for development until they are satisfied that there will be no loss of biodiversity on the site and that the ecological impact will be minimised. Some Ecological surveyors will be able to not only draw up a detailed report for the planning department but also provide expert testimony on your behalf.

It is worth ensuring that the surveyor you choose has the relevant qualifications and experience for the type of survey you need.

Are you an Ecologist?

If you are an ecologist and you would like to be listed on our website, please complete the registration form and one of our Team will contact you to arrange a free trial


Some of the feedback from customers who have used Local Architects Direct can be seen below:

Promptness of response : Had a conversation with Terry and the survey was arranged for the following week. Excellent service. Quality of service : All done on time. Professionalism : Very professional and extremely experienced
Keith, Canvey Island
Promptness of response : Smashing fellow and knew his stuff Quality of service : Great knowledge Value for money : Would use again and reccomend for value and price Professionalism : Give some great advice
Mr Cooper, Cambios, Blyth
Promptness of response : The initial response was very quick and helpful, contact after was slower but still within an acceptable timescale. Report was received quickly after survey was undertaken. Quality of service : didn't try and oversell to my requirements and was very happy to answer any queries Value for money : very accommodating, would use again.
Danielle, Nottingham
Promptness of response : Very good service from Tom Quality of service : Tom Wallace provided a very professional service Value for money : Very good value from Tom Professionalism : Very professional service
Stephen, Edinburgh
Promptness of response : Received a call within 10 minutes of posting requirement. Quality of service : Good friendly service. Value for money : Best price offered. Professionalism : Completely professional to deal with
Peggy, Syston, Leicester

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