Plant and Habitat Surveys

EP Ecology and our associates are fully capable of delivering plant and habitat surveys to inform our clients. Our skilled team have years of experience of completing these surveys.

To discuss your project requirements, get in touch today!

Phase 1 Habitat Surveys

A phase 1 Habitat Survey is a broad-brush assessment of the habitats present on a site. We look at what plant species are present and assess this against standard guidance on phase 1 surveys to determine the habitat types present on site.

After our site visit, a phase 1 habitat map is prepared. This map shows the layout of the different habitats on the site. The numbered target notes provide detailed written descriptions for each habitat or could refer to signs of protected species.

Do you need a Phase 1 Habitat Survey for your development project? Get in touch with us today for a free no-obligations discussion about how we can help you.

National Vegetation Classification (NVC) and UK Habitat Classification (UKHAB) Surveys

Our skilled team of associate consultants contains some great botanists who can undertake targeted, detailed plant surveys for your site. These surveys help to further classify the habitats present within a site and relate these to their level of protection. These surveys can provide invaluable data for the assessment of effects on designated habitats in a proposed development site.

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Peat Depth Surveys

One of our specialisms here at EP Ecology is the survey of depth on peatland sites. There’s a general principal against any development on deep peat and peat depth surveys are used to determine where such a habitat occurs within a development site. It’s also used commonly in peatland conservation works where the topography of peat depth can be used to determine the extent of a bog habitat to promote restoration of this internationally important habitat type.

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Erik Paterson


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