Phase 1 Survey

Acer Ecology has recently undertaken an extended Phase 1 habitat survey of a housing development site on the outskirts of Oxford. Our expert ecologists 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.

Extended Phase 1 Habitat Surveys are known by many different names

An extended Phase 1 habitat survey can also be called: a Phase 1 survey, preliminary ecological appraisal, baseline ecological survey, ecological constraints survey, ecological site assessment, ecological site appraisal, ecological scoping survey, or an ecological site walkover survey.

What is an extended Phase 1 habitat survey?

The features and habitats within a site which may constrain the development are assessed during this survey, including the potential of those features to support protected species. No further surveys may be needed if the site is assessed as having a low wildlife interest; however, if necessary, clients are advised to undertake more detailed specialist surveys.

Acer Ecology has the capacity to take on projects near Oxford and Oxfordshire, including Cumnor, Eynsham, Witney, Faringdon, Burford, and Abingdon.

If you would like to discuss extended Phase 1 habitat surveys with us or to find out more information about our other ecological services, please contact Acer Ecology on 029 2065 331 or email

Phase 1 Habitat Survey