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The legal protection afforded to certain species through UK and European legislation means that the presence of protected species can sometimes be a significant consideration for development proposals.

Pure Ecology Ltd. provides expert advice on managing protected species and licensing for development, including European Protected Species (EPS) such as great crested newts, dormice and bats. We work in England and Wales and regularly obtain EPS development licences from Natural England and Natural Resources Wales. Our ecological consultants work closely with clients to ensure that potential licensing issues are identified as early as possible and a solution is reached to the satisfaction of both client and authority.

Pure Ecology has Registered Consultants on Natural England’s ‘Low Impact Bat Class Licence’, a streamlined licensing process introduced in 2014 which permits work affecting common bat species and roosts of low conservation significance to be licensed more easily and with less burden to developers. You can find examples of recent projects that involved EPS licences for development and historic buildings on our case studies page.

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