Acer Ecology recently carried out an extended Phase 1 habitat survey at a site that was proposed for residential development in north Cardiff. Few ecological constraints were identified on site, although the interfaces between an area of rank grassland and the hedgerow were considered to have the potential to support reptiles. Targeted reptile surveys were subsequently recommended, which showed that the site supported a low population of slow worms. Appropriate mitigation measures were implemented to ensure that the project progressed in a smooth, timely and legal manner through the planning process.
We regularly undertake ecological surveys throughout Cardiff, including the surrounding areas of Barry, Dinas Powys, Penarth, Caerphilly and Newport.
The range of ecological services provided includes:
- Preliminary ecological appraisals (Extended Phase 1 habitat surveys)
- Acting as Suitably Qualified Ecologists (SQE) in Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM Ecology Assessments
- Protected species surveys (plants, bats, badgers, great crested newt, otter, water vole, birds, reptiles, invertebrates, white-clawed crayfish etc.)
- European protected species licence applications
- Specialist vegetation surveys
- Tree surveys (BS5837)
- Landscape architecture and design
- Ecological Impact Assessments(EcIA)
- Habitat creation and management plans
- GIS capabilities
- On-site works including ecological clerk of works, species translocation, watching briefs, supervision of contractors and tool box talks
For more information about our ecological services, please call us on 029 2065 0331, or email email@example.com.