Preliminary Ecological Appraisal
Our Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA)* can assist with your planning proposal or land purchase by:
- Identifying the presence or likely absence of protected species or habitats;
- Providing guidance on wildlife legislation obligations and Local Planning Authority (LPA) and Statutory Nature Conservation Organisation (SNCO) requirements;
- Making appropriate ecological recommendations for further actions in order to progress the development;
- Outlining the benefits of protecting, managing and enhancing a site’s biodiversity value.
The PEA can also be adapted to maximise the ecological credits under BREEAM or equivalent accreditation, or as a supporting document to a Parkland Management Plan under the Higher Level Stewardship Scheme.
For further information on our Preliminary Ecological Appraisal or protected species surveys, contact us today.
*Preliminary Ecological Appraisals are also known as: Baseline Ecological Survey, Phase 1 or Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey or Constraints Survey, Ecological Site Assessment, Ecological Site Appraisal, Ecological Scoping Survey, Ecological Site Walkover Survey.