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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      Sammy Hodgson

      Ecological Consultant

      • BSc (Hons), GradCIEEM

      Details +

        Marie Allcoat

        PA / Credit Controller

          Elliot Williams

          Graduate Ecological Consultant

          • BSc (Hons)

          Details +

            Rachel Jackson

            Graduate Ecological Consultant

            • BSc

            Details +

              Ryan Clark

              Assistant Ecological Consultant

              • BSc (Hons) MSc

              Details +

                Sophie Amphlett

                Ecological Consultant

                • BSc (Hons), MSc, ACIEEM

                Details +

                  Natasha Hannah-Lyons

                  Assistant Ecological Consultant

                  • BSc (Hons)

                  Details +

                    Julie Watson

                    Senior Ecological Consultant

                    • BSc (Hons), MSc, MCIEEM, PIEMA

                    Details +

                      Alison Saunders

                      Graduate Ecological Consultant

                      • BSc (Hons)

                      Details +

                        Joanne Alderton

                        Ecological Consultant and Head of Ecology

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

                        Details +

                          Sammy Hodgson

                          Ecological Consultant

                          • BSc (Hons), GradCIEEM

                          Details +

                            Marie Allcoat

                            PA / Credit Controller

                              Elliot Williams

                              Graduate Ecological Consultant

                              • BSc (Hons)

                              Details +

                                Rachel Jackson

                                Graduate Ecological Consultant

                                • BSc

                                Details +

                                  Ryan Clark

                                  Assistant Ecological Consultant

                                  • BSc (Hons) MSc

                                  Details +

                                    Sophie Amphlett

                                    Ecological Consultant

                                    • BSc (Hons), MSc, ACIEEM

                                    Details +

                                      Natasha Hannah-Lyons

                                      Assistant Ecological Consultant

                                      • BSc (Hons)

                                      Details +

                                        Julie Watson

                                        Senior Ecological Consultant

                                        • BSc (Hons), MSc, MCIEEM, PIEMA

                                        Details +

                                          Alison Saunders

                                          Graduate Ecological Consultant

                                          • BSc (Hons)

                                          Details +

                                          Ecology News

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

                                          An update from Lockhart Garratt (1st April 2020)

                                          This month's newsletter is now available for download, taking a slightly different approach in light of the current pandemic.  This newsletter provides an update of our operational position through this time of uncertainty, and details how we are continuing to...

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                                          February Round-up

                                          Our February newsletter is now available for download with an interesting article on supporting education within the industry, updates on recent staff successes and a key focus on the Ecology survey season, including the introduction of our new and improved Ecological...

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                                          GCN Survey Season Begins

                                          The survey season for Great Crested Newts is a precise and relatively short window of time and therefore if you are looking to instruct surveys for this year, you will need to instruct your Ecologists by the end of March.  Great Crested Newt surveys require at least 3...

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