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Ecology & Biodiversity Net Gain

Ecological Consultants

Ecology surveys are becoming more and more crucial in today’s world.  Proposed developments, whether domestic or commercial, now almost always require some form of ecology survey to assess how a habitat/landscape might be affected by said development. 

Our team of practical, innovative thinking ecologists are fully licensed to work with most protected species including great crested newts and bats, and have a wide range of practical experience with key species such as birds, reptiles and mammals, including badgers.

Whether you are delivering a small or large-scale project our highly experienced and practical team can support you with all of the ecological requirements of your planning application.

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.

Biodiversity Net Gain

With biodiversity net gain due to become mandatory for all development projects, we can support you to understand the full implications and opportunities for your proposals.

Click here for further information on Biodiversity Net Gain and to download our guidance document.

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.

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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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        Kate Rooney

        Senior Ecological Consultant

        • BSc, MSc, ACIEEM

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        Rachel Jackson

        Assistant Ecological Consultant

        • BSc

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          Natasha Hannah-Lyons

          Ecological Consultant

          • BSc (Hons)

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            Alison Saunders

            Assistant Ecological Consultant

            • BSc (Hons)

            Details +

              Elliot Williams

              Assistant Ecological Consultant

              • BSc (Hons)

              Details +

                Lewis Aaron

                Graduate Ecological Consultant

                • BSc (Hons)

                Details +

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                Marie Allcoat

                PA to Arboriculture & Ecology Teams / 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 +

                      Kate Rooney

                      Senior Ecological Consultant

                      • BSc, MSc, ACIEEM

                      Details +

                      • 1

                      Rachel Jackson

                      Assistant Ecological Consultant

                      • BSc

                      Details +

                        Natasha Hannah-Lyons

                        Ecological Consultant

                        • BSc (Hons)

                        Details +

                          Elliot Williams

                          Assistant Ecological Consultant

                          • BSc (Hons)

                          Details +

                            Alison Saunders

                            Assistant Ecological Consultant

                            • BSc (Hons)

                            Details +

                              Lewis Aaron

                              Graduate Ecological Consultant

                              • BSc (Hons)

                              Details +

                              • 1

                              Marie Allcoat

                              PA to Arboriculture & Ecology Teams / Credit Controller

                              Ecology News

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

                              Staff Skills Showcase

                              We at Lockhart Garratt like to highlight our staff successes, and this month is no different. Simon Muddiman has worked with Lockhart Garratt for over 14 years providing cartography and graphic design services, and more recently following his study at Birmingham...

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                              Continued Growth for our Oxfordshire Office

                              The last twelve to eighteen months have been a challenging time for all, but we are pleased to announce the continued growth of our team in our Oxfordshire office.  This month we are delighted to welcome three new team members to our Arboriculture, Ecology and...

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                              An update from Lockhart Garratt

                              We are delighted to present our latest newsletter.  This months edition is jam packed with content including: Details of the new England Tree Action Plan; An update following the launch of the Queen's Green Canopy; Access to our latest Building with Nature webinar;...

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