ecology and biodiversity

EDP provides a full range of ecological consultancy and planning services tailored to meet our clients’ specific requirements. We insist that our ecologists have both extensive practical experience and excellent consultation/negotiation skills, enabling us to build and present strong cases for all our clients (whether developers, local authorities or private individuals). At EDP we ensure a pragmatic and effective solution-orientated approach when addressing ecological matters.

Our services include:

  • Ecological Survey

    Ecological Survey

    Our team of over 20 ecologists undertake Extended Phase 1 Habitat surveys and further detailed surveys for protected and notable species (including amphibians, bats, otter, dormouse, water vole, birds, badger, invertebrates and common reptiles) and habitats (including botanical and hedgerow surveys), providing practical and commercially sound advice to clients on survey design, ecological constraints, opportunities and mitigation strategies.

  • Ecological Assessment

    Ecological Assessment

    We pride ourselves in the quality of our analysis and reporting, producing ecological appraisals, ecological impact assessments, habitat regulations assessments, biodiversity impact/offsetting assessments and other construction/sustainability assessments (e.g. Code/BREEAM/CEEQUAL).

  • Consultation and Negotiation

    Consultation and Negotiation

    All of our ecological consultants are well versed in the approaches required to achieve successful consultation and negotiation outcomes for clients with regard to survey methodology and mitigation strategies, ensuring critical pathways are identified and risk strategies clearly set out. We have extensive experience and strong relationships with Natural England and Natural Resources Wales, as well a wide variety of council ecologists and wildlife trusts.

  • Mitigation, Management and Site Implementation

    Mitigation, Management and Site Implementation

    We advise clients throughout all stages of development, agreeing mitigation strategies, securing European Protected Species mitigation licenses, preparing Ecological Construction Method Statements, Management plans and delivering Ecological Clerk of Works throughout the construction phases and beyond.


Kate Henson

Kate Henson



useful downloads

Protected Species

Guide: Bats

Protected Species

Guide: Great Crested Newts

Ecological Survey

Seasons Calendar


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