Ecology Survey Torquay

Acer Ecology recently carried out an extended Phase 1 habitat survey at a site proposed for a solar farm in Devon. The site comprised mostly of improved grassland, which provides little value for wildlife. However, the peripheral hedgerows of the site were species rich and could potentially have been of value to a range of protected species, including nesting birds, commuting bats, dormice and reptiles. We worked alongside the landowner and their architect to ensure that the development progressed smoothly through the planning process, while maintaining the ecological integrity of the site.

Acer Ecology’s ecologists are well placed to carry out ecology surveys in and around Torquay including Paignton, Salcombe, Exmouth, Woolacombe, Bideford, Barnstaple, Lynton, Ivybridge and Newton Abbot. We also have capacity to carry out ecology work in the surrounding counties of Cornwall, Somerset, Bristol, south Gloucestershire and Dorset.

We cover a wide range of ecological services including:

For more information about bat surveys or any of our other ecological services, please contact Acer Ecology on 02920 650 331, or email

Phase 1 Habitat Survey