Do you need an Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey?

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

An Extended Phase 1 Habitat survey can also be called:

Phase 1 survey;

Preliminary Ecological Appraisal(s);

Ecological Site Appraisal;

Ecological Site Assessment;

Ecological Site Walkover Survey;

Ecological Constraints Survey;

Ecological Scoping Survey; or

a Baseline Ecological Survey.

We are well placed to conduct surveys within surrounding locations such as Camarthenshire, Burry Pot, Kidwelly, Llanelli, Pendine, Llandovery, St Clears and Whitland. We also have the capacity to offer our services to the county of Pembrokeshire.

What does an Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey include?

The survey identifies habitats and features on a site that may constrain development and evaluates the potential of these habitats to support protected species, such as bats, reptiles, badgers, otters, etc. If the site is assessed as having a low wildlife interest, no further surveys may be needed. If necessary, clients are then advised to undertake more detailed specialist studies.

If you would like to discuss Extended Phase 1 Habitat Surveys with us or find out more information about our other ecological services, please contact Acer Ecology on 02920 650 331, or email

Phase 1 Habitat Survey