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Planning Applications and Development

ECOSA's aim is to ensure that you get the best possible chance of success with your planning application within your allocated timescales and budget.

We provide a full ecological service to assist with planning applications:

  • appropriate surveys in accordance with relevant survey guidelines;
  • resolving all ecology related planning issues;
  • liaison with relevant regulatory bodies like Natural England and Local Authority ecologists; and
  • ecological input for Environmental Statements or Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIAs) for larger projects.

We deliver timely, high quality, practical and innovative solutions to ecological issues. We aim to provide the most appropriate and practical ecological advice to assist with a successful planning application.

Experienced and respected ecologists

All of our key ecologists are professionally trained and have membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) and the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), our professional industry bodies.

You will always receive a dedicated project manager to assist with your ecological needs throughout the project's lifespan.

We have expertise in project managing large teams of field surveyors for infrastructure and major developments. And, should mitigation works such as habitat management and creation be required, we have a dedicated habitat management team that provide an effective and reliable range of services.

The survey season

Both surveys and mitigation works need to be scheduled appropriately for the species in question. Please refer to our survey timetable for further details.

Experience demonstrates that the earlier ecology is addressed in a project, the greater the gains you can make in terms of timescales, lower budget costs and workable ecological solutions.

Please call 02380 261065 to speak to one of our ecologists for free advice on your specific project needs; or email