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Biodiversity and Mitigation Solutions

Where protected species are identified, your project manager will seek a European Protected Species Mitigation (EPSM) licence from Natural England, putting forward a solution that compensates for any potential effects on that species.

The delivery of that mitigation solution - creation of a new badger sett or remodelling of a waterbody - may be within the scope of contractors already working on site, but in many cases ECOSA's habitat management team are deployed, working in collaboration with other contractors as appropriate. In other cases, developing biodiversity is a project objective in itself, seeking to enrich the site for future users and for wildlife, and for instance to maximise BREEAM credits.

Ecologists with construction skills

ECOSA’s dedicated habitat management team includes ecological specialists, all of whom are Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) certified and hold relevant NPTC, PAL and CITB tickets. Our team includes staff trained and certified to operate Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) (Category - Mobile Boom 3b). Our habitat management team hold Natural England protected species licences for a range of protected species, allowing them to carry out mitigation and management works for bats, great crested newt, badger, hazel dormouse and other species. So, as well as being hard working, our team have an in depth knowledge of the species that they are working to create habitat for.

Creative practical solutions designed and delivered

We provide a full range of terrestrial and aquatic habitat management and creation services to assist with the implementation of required mitigation and enhancement works. We have experience of working to the requirements of European Protected Species Mitigation (EPSM) licences, Environmental Statements (ES) and other planning conditions. Our team has on-site experience collaborating with developers and contractors to achieve such biodiversity objectives within their project timescales and budgets.

Our services include:

  • Wildlife exclusion fencing;
  • Protected species capture and relocation;
  • Site preparation and sensitive vegetation clearance;
  • Ecological mitigation and enhancement works;
  • Habitat creation and restoration;
  • Protected species monitoring and management; and
  • Development and delivery of conservation management plans.

Ensuring a successful outcome

Our on-going site management services ensure that any mitigation plan is implemented correctly and receives enough aftercare to allow new habitats to develop and thrive. Just as with survey work, mitigation works have to be scheduled to fit in with the particular species' seasonal activities; please see our survey and mitigation timetables for more detailed information.

Please call 02380 261065 to find out how our habitat team can help you; or email