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Historic buildings and landscapes are important sites for nature conservation. They provide significant areas of multi-functional open space such as parkland, orchards, gardens, scheduled ancient monuments and listed buildings that are valuable habitats and resources for plants and animals. Working at historic sites requires care and consideration to the conservation of the buildings and features as well as the wildlife.

Pure Ecology has acquired specialist knowledge of biodiversity and nature conservation associated with historic landscapes and listed buildings. We can offer botanical expertise with grassland plant communities in ancient meadows and traditional orchard management. Listed buildings and scheduled ancient monuments provide shelter for bats and barn owls and we have acquired a thorough understanding on how these protected species use these sites during the course of studies on historic houses, churches, traditional barns and castles. Due to our geographic location near the Welsh Borders and Gloucestershire, we have the opportunity to specialise in projects such as Welsh castles, Cadw sites, Cotswold stone barns and the black-and-white timber framed buildings in Herefordshire. Our associates at Windrush Ecology regularly provide ecological services for Blenheim Palace and collaborate with Pure Ecology when delivering specialist surveys such as tree climbing and bat roost assessment.

Client Testimonials
Pure Ecology have been professional, practical and proactive; it has been an opportunity to meet and work with an interesting and informative expert outside of my usual circle.
Roger Moscrop
Pure Ecology offer a completely reliable service, combining robust science with expert advice and reliable delivery and reporting. Importantly they also appreciate and respect the safety and sustainability requirements pertaining to our business and to our clients objectives.
Stuart Hedgecott Principal Consultant CH2MHill
Arup have worked with Pure Ecology since the beginning of 2014, and continue to do so because of the excellent service we have received. Anton has consistently provided sound and pragmatic technical ecological services and advice, in particular with regard to specialist bat services. He is highly competent, very organised and excellent at communicating and interpreting the likely significance of his work throughout the process.”
Thank you so so much for your prompt report, such a pleasure to work with such an efficient company and pleasant staff.
Mr James, Homeowner in Monmouthshire.
Pure Ecology provided a comprehensive service and the report was clear and concise. The ecology assessment was well received by the local authority
Capture Energy for a single wind turbine in Camarthenshire
We use Pure Ecology because the are reliable and consistently deliver a high quality of work. They respond quickly, work well with our development team and have successfully negotiated ecological requirements with the planning authority
Lisa Way Development Surveyor, Monmouthshire Housing Association
We have found Pure ecology to be very knowledgeable and well respected. Their approach is both professional, friendly and they are always happy to listen to clients requirements and look for workable solutions
Andrew Carter, Morgan & Horowskyj Architects
Pure Ecology provides a professional and reliable service. Their comprehensive knowledge and understanding of ecological issues within the planning system has been invaluable for the success of several of our schemes.
Joe Burnard, Project Manager for Rea Housing Development