The Ecology Process: Explained
- A site visit to carry out a preliminary ecological appraisal to identify whether protected species are likely to be present.
- [January to February] Preliminary ecological appraisals can be carried out any time of year.
- Prepare and submit preliminary ecological appraisal report to planning authority.
- A preliminary ecological appraisal will often be ready for submission within two weeks.
- Arrange and carry out further protected species surveys if recommended within the preliminary ecological appraisal.
- [February to November] depending on the protected species survey required survey will take place from February through to November
- Prepare and submit further protected species survey reports to planning authority
- A protected species report will often be ready for submission within two weeks.
(If multiple protected species have been identified the submission of reports can take a little longer but often no longer than four weeks.)
- Prepare a mitigation strategy if need is identified within further protected species survey reports.
- A protected species report will often be ready for submission within two weeks
- Arrange and carry out mitigation strategy to specifications of t he agreed methodology.
- [January to December] depending on the protected species mitigation required survey will take place from January through to December.
- Completion with final inspection.
Please feel free to download a copy of our Ecological Survey Calendar to keep for your reference: