An understanding of the degree to which
ecology has the potential to constrain a residential proposal from the
outset, will enable the requirement for
survey to be evaluated at an early stage. This in turn leads to lower costs and
attainment of construction deadlines.
ecological constraints are limited, enhancement work may be required under
planning policy. With a creative approach, such enhancement may be
delivered at reduced cost, assisting in securing consent, as well as
contributing to increasing biodiversity.
to the seasonal lead in time for detailed survey, a site with serious
ecological constraints (usually associated with European protected animals
or adjacent European sites) requires a well planned approach.
This is especially the case
if licences are required from the relevant agencies, with such consents
integrated within the development timetable. The eradication / control
of invasive plants, particularly Japanese knotweed, may also require a
lengthy lead in time - between 1 and 3 years.
can provide defendable survey data, sound advice and innovative mitigation
solutions to assist in gaining support from the LPA, leading to the
effective delivery of a project - to time and to budget.