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 Principal Ecological Consultant Tom Haynes to discuss your needs.
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.
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 Tom Haynes.
Coastal Habitat Monitoring, Management & Support
Coastal habitats such as saltmarshes, sand dunes and mudflats are crucial and legally protected habitats that need to be carefully considered as part of coastal development such as flood defences and infrastructure projects.
We are able to provide a range of services including the monitoring of coastal habitats, the design of management specifications, marine and coastal Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) and the provision of advice on the restoration and creation of coastal habitats.
Our ecological team have a strong background in coastal and marine projects both within the UK and internationally are happy to discuss any projects and support you may require. Please contact Thomas Haynes.
The following are an example of the Ecology projects we have completed for our clients.
Get in touch with one of the Ecology team to discuss your needs.
The following are news and information items from the Ecology team.
How much do you know about the fascinating and dynamic grassland systems found on the tidal zones of many of the UK’s major estuaries? Saltmarsh is the connecting habitat between the marine and terrestrial zones of influence and provides vital wildlife resources for...read more
On June 19th, we welcomed a large and diverse group of delegates to Lockhart Garratt’s inaugural Technical Conference, held in the idyllic surroundings of The Great Barn in Aynho on the Northamptonshire/Oxfordshire border. The CPD conference was themed ‘Capturing...read more
Our latest monthly update is now available for download. This month’s edition provides details of our upcoming Technical CPD Conference, grant updates, and interesting article on what would happen if we readjusted the green belt, and much more. Visit our website News...read more