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When clients initially approach us the first thing they often need to know is are there any significant ecological issues? Our scoping assessments provide a preliminary ecological assessment of a site to identify potential ecological constraints and opportunities for biodiversity and to inform decisions regarding further survey work.

Scoping studies are essential for projects that require an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) or that have an affect at a local or landscape scale. Small scale developments can also often need a preliminary survey, with planning applications requiring scoping surveys for bats in buildings that are being converted or renovated.

Scoping studies are supported by a detailed ecological desk study to identify notable or protected habitats and species that may be affected by the proposal and by thorough field survey to provide robust ecological information. Extended Phase 1 habitat survey techniques are employed for assessing, describing and mapping habitats and for evaluating a site’s potential to support protected species.

We follow the CIEEM Guidelines for Preliminary Ecological Appraisal when undertaking ecological scoping surveys and subsequent ecological appraisals. Many local authorities publish their own guidelines for ecology surveys and we ensure that our ecological assessments adhere to standards set by the county.

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