Post-Consent Ecology Services

Everything ecology after planning consent

So, you’ve got approval for your project from the local planning authority. You’re finished with your ecologist post-consent, and now it’s time to get stuck in and building. Or is it?

Ecological features don’t just go away once a project has been approved, but we are able to provide specialist services to assist our clients through the construction process.

We believe that sustainable development incorporates biodiversity protection and good mitigation in the right place at the right time. We are able to provide you with support every step of the way for yours, and the environments benefit.

Protected Species Licensing

If your proposals have been identified to have an effect on protected or notable species, in some cases a licence will be required from NatureScot to allow you to effectively break the law. Whilst no guarantee can be provided that any application will be granted, EP Ecology are able to help with the application process.

Habitat and Species Protection Plans

Part of mitigating the effects of development and delivering on any protected species licenses includes the preparation of habitat or species protection plans. These documents set out how key ecology features are protected post-consent. e.g. during the construction and operational phases of a development.

These include mandatory obligations for site staff to follow a set of protocols which safeguard protected species or habitats, often under supervision of an ecologist. They can also set out the procedures that ecologists must follow in the event of a failure of mitigation or other event on site. EP Ecology and our associates are experienced in preparing protection plans and delivering on-site ecological clerk of works.

Ecological Clerk of Works

Once the preliminary species surveys, impact assessment, mitigation design and any licensing has been completed and granted, a project can be consented. During the construction phase of a project, an ecologist may be present on site to enact mitigation, ensure the species or habitat protection plans are enforced, and oversee works which may harm protected species or habitats.

EP Ecology can provide skilled ecologists to undertake ecological clerk of works activities for any works on site.

Get in Touch

Erik Paterson

Email: erik.paterson@epecology.co.uk

Call: 07786 216 918

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