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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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      Samantha Hodgson

      Senior Ecological Consultant

      • BSc (Hons), GradCIEEM

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        Kate Rooney

        Senior Ecological Consultant

        • BSc, MSc, ACIEEM

        Details +

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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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            Elliot Williams

            Assistant Ecological Consultant

            • BSc (Hons)

            Details +

              Alison Saunders

              Assistant Ecological Consultant

              • BSc (Hons)

              Details +

                Marie Allcoat

                PA / 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 +

                              Marie Allcoat

                              PA / Credit Controller

                              Ecology News

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

                              Congratulations Elliot

                              A massive well done to Elliot Williams for receiving his class licence for GCN surveying earlier this month. Covid may have put a spanner in the works meaning Elliot has had to wait a bit longer for his licence, but the wait has definitely been worth it. Now for...

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                              An Update from Lockhart Garratt – April 2021

                              We are delighted to present our latest newsletter.  This months edition is jam packed with content including: An article on Woodland Creation - An opportunity to be taken seriously; An update from the Forest Canopy Foundation; An insight into the future of...

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                              Chipping Norton, April 2021

                              As we start to see the easing of of the Covid restrictions our Oxford team are looking forward to returning to the office at Greystones House just outside Chipping Norton. The team is now managed by our Deputy Head of Landscape Richard Fox, a Chartered Landscape...

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