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.
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.
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.
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.
As a result of the re-publication of the Environment Bill and a greater focus on our natural environment and local biodiversity in light of current Covid-19 restrictions, the issue of Biodiversity Net Gain is now rising to the top of the agenda. Further information...
We are always looking at how staff develop, recognising both their personal and professional career development and look forward to announcing promotions. This May (2020) we are delighted to announce four key promotions. Alison Saunders and Rachel Jackson concluded...
This month's newsletter provides an update on our current position during the COVID-19 pandemic, some useful articles on Woodland Creation, Ash dieback and Tree Risk Management, and a useful update on Forestry Commission grants and the 2nd auction of the Woodland...