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Preliminary Ecological Appraisals

Sustainability Appraisals
Invasive Species
Invasive Species Survey
Project Management

Harmil Environmental's team of expert ecologists have extensive experience in undertaking preliminary ecological appraisals and producing professional and comprehensive ecological reports required to meet planning conditions. 

Working throughout the UK, we have worked on a wide range of projects throughout the UK and continue to work with private clients, architects, developers and local authorities. Our aim is to make developments proceed as smoothly as possible whilst working under the jurisdiction of the wildlife laws.

When do I need a Preliminary Ecological Appraisals?

Preliminary Ecological Appraisals are necessary to assess the potential impacts of a development to habitats and species that could be using the site.

The aim of a Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (P.E.A) is to outline the present vegetation and subsequent habitats on site following under guidelines set out by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC). The site is then analysed as to its potential to support protected species. Our vegetation surveys come at highly competitive prices and are completed to a high standard. They are the most common method to assess and map large areas of habitat. 

Our vegetation surveys include:

• Phase 1 and Extended Phase 1 Habitat Surveys
• Preliminary Ecological Appraisals
• Hedgerow Surveys
• River corridor and habitat surveys
• Lake surveys

Should any features be identified to contain the potential to support protected species by our experienced surveyors, then the appropriate protected species presence/absence surveys will be necessary to outline the impact of the proposed works on the land.

How can Harmil help?

Harmil Environmental's ecologists are licensed to carry out preliminary ecological appraisals anywhere in the UK with prices starting from as low as £250. 

We offer these surveys at competitive prices and follow the survey guidelines set out by the Bat Conservation Trust. The surveys are undertaken by the appropriate licensed individuals across England, Scotland and Wales. 

We always aim to offer a fast, professional and friendly service at competitive prices. We work with our clients to provide common sense solutions and we will never stop a development, just work around protected species to ensure that no wildlife laws are broken! 

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