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Experts in ecological surveys

Keeping your development project on track

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Wildwood Ecology is an award-winning ecological consultancy, helping architects, planning consultants and aspirational individuals navigate their way through planning to create inspirational sustainable developments.  Providing expert ecological advice and with 100% success rate in obtaining protected species mitigation licences, we help keep your development project on track.

We recognise your overwhelming pressure to deliver the project on time and within budget. We understand the frustration you feel when your development grinds to a halt due to the unexpected presence of bats or a great crested newt

We appreciate that securing ecological surveys and appointing an ecologist may seem like a daunting process. 

Let us help keep your project on track


With offices in the Cotswolds and South Wales, Wildwood Ecology’s team of experienced and licenced ecologists has successfully been providing a range of ecology services since 2008.

Preliminary Ecological Appraisal

We provide a PEA to identify any ecological constraints to your development proposal and recommend opportunities to help you restore biodiversity and habitat loss.

Protected Species Surveys

Wildlife legislation protecting bats, badgers, newts, reptiles and birds requires surveys to establish the presence of threatened species on or near a development site.

Mitigation Design and Licences

Where a development may impact protected species or habitats, professional ecological consultants are required to prepare and submit necessary technical information.

Biodiversity Net Gain

We identify, map and calculate biodiversity loss and gain and provide appropriate designs at all stages of planning and development.

How it works

Appointing an expert ecologist is simple.  Either call us or use the Contact form to send a message. 

Our experienced and friendly team are looking forward to hearing about your project, happy to answer questions, provide advice and an obligation free quotation, if required.

Our Clients

The Landmark Trust
LRM Planning Limited
Michaelis Boyd Associates
Fraher & Findlay

"Great to deal with - honest, straightfoward and always helpful"

Austin Design Works have worked with Wildwood Ecology on several projects now. Their knowledge and insight is always very useful, particularly early on in a project when we need to understand what information will be required both for design considerations and Planning Application support, and any impact this may have on our programme. Their attention to detail means they have been able to add context to some projects by looking at wider connections, which has informed a mitigation strategy aligned to neighbouring properties or developments. The quality of their survey and reporting is excellent as standard; their people are great to deal with – honest, straightforward, and always helpful.

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Matthew Austin, Director

"Client focused"

Ben Pentreath Ltd have worked with Wildwood Ecology on a number of projects and has always valued their ecological expertise across a variety of different sites. We always find their approach to be client focused and appreciate their efforts in response to often challenging and time-sensitive briefs. We would have no hesitance in recommending their service.

Mark Hodges, Associate