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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.

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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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          Natasha Hannah-Lyons

          Ecological Consultant

          • BSc (Hons)

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          Rachel Jackson

          Assistant Ecological Consultant

          • BSc

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            Alison Saunders

            Assistant Ecological Consultant

            • BSc (Hons)

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              Elliot Williams

              Assistant Ecological Consultant

              • BSc (Hons)

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                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 +

                        Natasha Hannah-Lyons

                        Ecological Consultant

                        • BSc (Hons)

                        Details +

                        • 1

                        Rachel Jackson

                        Assistant Ecological Consultant

                        • BSc

                        Details +

                          Alison Saunders

                          Assistant Ecological Consultant

                          • BSc (Hons)

                          Details +

                            Elliot Williams

                            Assistant Ecological Consultant

                            • BSc (Hons)

                            Details +

                              Marie Allcoat

                              PA / Credit Controller

                              Ecology News

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

                              Protected Species Surveys

                              With spring fast approaching now is the best time to start planning protected species surveys. Timings for the upcoming protected species survey seasons are given below: Great Crested Newts Mid-March to Mid-June This is the optimum time to survey for Great Crested...

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                              Great Crested Newt Fact File

                              With Newt Survey Season fast approaching here’s a bit of information on the species it’s all about. Scientific name: Triturus cristatus Physical appearance: Great crested newts (GCN) are the largest UK newt species with males reaching up to 15cm and females 18cm. They...

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                              A visit to the Fawsley Dower House

                              We are currently assisting with the restoration of the 16th century Dower House on the Fawsley Estate, Northamptonshire. Last inhabited in 1704, this Grade II listed building, also a scheduled ancient monument, is now in ruins. As a result of its state of disrepair it...

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