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 our company Chairman John Lockhart to discuss your needs.

Ecology Services

Habitat & Protected Species Surveys

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.

Licensing & Mitigation Schemes
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 John Lockhart.

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.

    Joanne Alderton

    Ecological Consultant and Head of Ecology

    • BSc (Hons), BA (Hons), PG Dip Law, ACIEEM

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      Samantha Hodgson

      Senior Ecological Consultant

      • BSc (Hons), GradCIEEM

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        Sophie Amphlett

        Ecological Consultant

        • BSc (Hons), MSc, ACIEEM

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        Natasha Hannah-Lyons

        Assistant Ecological Consultant

        • BSc (Hons)

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          Alison Saunders

          Assistant Ecological Consultant

          • BSc (Hons)

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          Rachel Jackson

          Assistant Ecological Consultant

          • BSc

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            Elliot Williams

            Assistant Ecological Consultant

            • BSc (Hons)

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              Marie Allcoat

              PA / Credit Controller

                Joanne Alderton

                Ecological Consultant and Head of Ecology

                • BSc (Hons), BA (Hons), PG Dip Law, ACIEEM

                Details +

                  Samantha Hodgson

                  Senior Ecological Consultant

                  • BSc (Hons), GradCIEEM

                  Details +

                    Sophie Amphlett

                    Ecological Consultant

                    • BSc (Hons), MSc, ACIEEM

                    Details +

                    • 1

                    Natasha Hannah-Lyons

                    Assistant Ecological Consultant

                    • BSc (Hons)

                    Details +

                      Alison Saunders

                      Assistant Ecological Consultant

                      • BSc (Hons)

                      Details +

                      • 1

                      Rachel Jackson

                      Assistant Ecological Consultant

                      • BSc

                      Details +

                        Elliot Williams

                        Assistant Ecological Consultant

                        • BSc (Hons)

                        Details +

                          Marie Allcoat

                          PA / Credit Controller

                          Ecology News

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

                          An update from Lockhart Garratt (06/11/20)

                          We are delighted to present our latest newsletter, this month focusing on planning in your winter ecological works to avoid potential future delays. Other features also included are: The launch of the Forest Canopy Foundation; Details of the HS2 Woodland Fund; Launch...

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                          Staff Promotions, November 2020

                          We are delighted to announced 2 staff promotions for November. Firstly, Elliot Williams concluded his Graduate Training Programme with his final presentation to the Board and Business Unit Mangers.  His presentation was thoroughly researched, very informative and...

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                          Ecology Winter Works

                          Although the summer season is a busy time for ecology there is still plenty of work that can be done during the winter months.  Planning ahead and undertaking the surveys that can be done at this time of year can help avoid unnecessary delays and allow any further...

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