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.

    Dr James Hildreth

    Associate Director

    • BSc (Hons) PhD CEnv MCIEEM

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      Joanne Underwood

      Ecological Consultant

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

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        Sammy Hodgson

        Ecological Consultant

        • BSc (Hons) Grad CIEEM

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          Sarah Thresher

          Assistant Ecological Consultant

          • BSc (Hons)

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            Marie Allcoat

            PA / Credit Controller

              Becky McKay

              Senior Secretary

              • BA (Hons)

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                Sophie Amphlett

                Assistant Ecological Consultant

                • BSc (Hons) MSc ACIEEM

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                  Sophie Barrell

                  Graduate Ecologist

                  • MEcol (Hons) GradCIEEM

                  Details +

                    Natasha Hannah-Lyons

                    Assistant Ecological Consultant

                    • BSc

                    Details +

                      Julie Watson

                      Ecological Consultant

                      • BSc (Hons) MSc MCIEEM PIEMA

                      Details +

                        Dr James Hildreth

                        Associate Director

                        • BSc (Hons) PhD CEnv MCIEEM

                        Details +

                          Joanne Underwood

                          Ecological Consultant

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

                          Details +

                            Sammy Hodgson

                            Ecological Consultant

                            • BSc (Hons) Grad CIEEM

                            Details +

                              Sarah Thresher

                              Assistant Ecological Consultant

                              • BSc (Hons)

                              Details +

                                Marie Allcoat

                                PA / Credit Controller

                                  Becky McKay

                                  Senior Secretary

                                  • BA (Hons)

                                  Details +

                                    Sophie Amphlett

                                    Assistant Ecological Consultant

                                    • BSc (Hons) MSc ACIEEM

                                    Details +

                                      Sophie Barrell

                                      Graduate Ecologist

                                      • MEcol (Hons) GradCIEEM

                                      Details +

                                        Natasha Hannah-Lyons

                                        Assistant Ecological Consultant

                                        • BSc

                                        Details +

                                          Julie Watson

                                          Ecological Consultant

                                          • BSc (Hons) MSc MCIEEM PIEMA

                                          Details +

                                          Ecology News

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

                                          Lockhart Garratt: June Update

                                          Our latest monthly update is now available for download. Visit our website News page or Social Media feeds, at the end of each month to view the latest copy, or alternatively subscribe to our mailing list at the bottom of this...

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                                          Congratulations to Sophie

                                          Congratulations to Sophie Amphlett who this month (June) received associate membership status at the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental...

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                                          Meet the Team: Natasha Hannah-Lyons

                                            Who are you?   My name is Natasha Hannah-Lyons and I am an Assistant Ecological Assistant based within the Ecology Business Unit in the Corby Office of Lockhart Garratt (LG). I graduated from the University of Northampton in July 2017 with a FdSc in Countryside and...

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