Ecology

Ecological Consultants

If you are looking for help with specialist ecological advice and services for small or large scale projects nationwide, you can trust Lockhart Garratt to deliver practical and innovative solutions. Our team is fully licensed in working with most protected species, including great crested newts and bats.

Lockhart Garratt have a wide range of practical experience with key species such as birds, reptiles and mammals including badgers.

A list of the available Ecology services are below or get in touch with Associate Director James Hildreth at [email protected] to discuss your needs.

Ecology Services

Habitat & Species Surveys & Licensing

Ecological surveys are now regularly requested by planning authorities as a standard part of the planning application process. Our in-house team of experienced ecologists are capable of evaluating the extent of survey required so as to reduce costs and limit potential time delays for all parties concerned.

Our team has all the necessary skills, experience and licences to complete any ecological survey to satisfy planning requirements and conditions.

To view our calender of ecological survey timings please click here.

Habitat Creation, Restoration & Management

Habitat creation and enhancement is now a regular requirement for an approved planning permission. It can improve designated sites and can contribute to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) objectives.

We are able to provide a full suite of services ranging from the sourcing and installation of wildlife boxes, to the creation of new woodland, meadow, wetland and other habitats.

As our ecologists have a strong land management background they always ensure that new habitats are cost effective to create and maintain in the long term.

Stakeholder Engagement

With our wider professional experience of land management, Lockhart Garratt enjoys excellent professional relationships with the key environmental stakeholders at both a local and national level.

On your behalf, we are able to use these trusted relationships to deliver positive and proactive engagement that can help to resolve potential issues before they have a negative impact on projects. We can use this extensive experience in facilitating and managing engagement strategies of projects from small local developments to nationally important urban extensions and new settlements.

Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA)

Lockhart Garratt are able to conduct a full EcIA which can stand alone as an ecological report or form part of a full Environmental Impact Assessment.

We develop these reports using thorough desk research, engaged consultation with stakeholders and site surveys as required to mitigate against operational, post-construction, and cumulative impacts from a development.

For further information please contact James Hildreth.

Ecology Projects

The following are an example of the Ecology projects we have completed for our clients.

Ecology Team

Get in touch with one of the Ecology team to discuss your needs.

  • BSc(Hons) PhD CEnv MCIEEM

Dr James Hildreth

Associate Director

  • BSc(Hons) MCIEEM MRSB
james whiteford

James Whiteford

Senior Ecological Consultant

  • BSc(Hons) PG Dip Law MSc GradCIEEM

Louise Floyd

Ecological Consultant

  • FdSC BA(Hons)

Joanne Underwood

Assistant Ecological Consultant

  • BSc(Hons)

Sammy Hodgson

Assistant Ecological Consultant

  • Bsc(Hons)

Sarah Thresher

Graduate Ecologist

    Marie Allcoat

    PA / Credit Controller

    • BA (Hons)

    Becky McKay

    Senior Secretary

    • BSc(Hons) MSc GradCIEEM

    Sophie Amphlett

    Assistant Ecological Consultant

    • MEcol (Hons) GradCIEEM

    Sophie Barrell

    Graduate Ecologist

      Natasha Hannah-Lyons

      Ecology Assistant

      • BSc(Hons) PhD CEnv MCIEEM

      Dr James Hildreth

      Associate Director

      • BSc(Hons) MCIEEM MRSB
      james whiteford

      James Whiteford

      Senior Ecological Consultant

      • BSc(Hons) PG Dip Law MSc GradCIEEM

      Louise Floyd

      Ecological Consultant

      • FdSC BA(Hons)

      Joanne Underwood

      Assistant Ecological Consultant

      • BSc(Hons)

      Sammy Hodgson

      Assistant Ecological Consultant

      • Bsc(Hons)

      Sarah Thresher

      Graduate Ecologist

        Marie Allcoat

        PA / Credit Controller

        • BA (Hons)

        Becky McKay

        Senior Secretary

        • BSc(Hons) MSc GradCIEEM

        Sophie Amphlett

        Assistant Ecological Consultant

        • MEcol (Hons) GradCIEEM

        Sophie Barrell

        Graduate Ecologist

          Natasha Hannah-Lyons

          Ecology Assistant

          Ecology News

          The following are news and information items from the Ecology team.

          Seek and you will find…Or use a GPS

          Lockhart Garratt are currently trialing a new GPS (Geographical Positioning System) device, the SX Blue II receiver, supplied by Positioning Resources. This device sends location information to a tablet via Bluetooth, it can be accurate to less than 60cm whilst out in...

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          Lockhart Garratt: September Update

          Our second newsletter of the year; this edition provides interesting articles relating to the Forestry Commission Woodland Creation Grant, alternative solutions for timber extraction and how to add value to your woodland estate; as well as details of our upcoming...

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          Lockhart Garratt: August Update

          August welcomes the launch of our new monthly newsletter. Packed with industry updates, interesting articles, case studies, LG news and more. Visit our website News page or Social Media feeds, at the end of each month to view the latest copy, or alternatively...

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