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Nature Conservation is an integral component of most Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA). Clear and concise information about the likely significant ecological effects associated with large-scale projects is essential. It requires a scientifically rigorous approach to satisfy decision-makers and statutory consultees, and a robust assessment that may need to stand up to scrutiny at Public Inquiry. Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA) also relies on ecologists using their professional judgement; Pure Ecology can offer an in-depth understanding of EcIA requirements from our background on infrastructure schemes, urban expansion housing developments andrenewable energyprojects.

Ourstrength not only lies in providing our clients with robust and accurate reports, but a professional approach to working with other EIA professionals to achieve positive results for the scheme. Identification of ecological constraints at the concept stage allows design solutions to be integrated with other environmental disciplines. We will provide pragmatic and practical advice on mitigation and enhancement measures that can be achieved through the planning process. Large-scale projects can often be phased and require long-term management. We prepare Landscape Ecology Management Plans (LEMP) to protect important wildlife areas and guide development with prescribed management works to increase the botanical diversity and habitat structure.

As well as EIA, there is a legal requirement for projects and plans that have the potential to have a significant effect on the integrity of European designated sites for nature conservation (the ‘Natura 2000’ network) to have an ‘appropriate assessment’ (Under Regulation 61 of the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010). Pure Ecology has expertise in the provision of advice to such projects and we can provide Habitat Regulation Screening (HRA) and Appropriate Assessment reports. We have dealt with issues including habitat loss, air pollution, hydrological effects, recreational pressures and impacts on the sensitive plant communities and protected species (including bats and birds) for which these sites are valued.

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