EMEC Ecology provides a wide range of specialist ecological services, including those detailed below. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like to discuss your requirements further.
Providing specialised ecological consultancy services
Ecological Management Plans
Most habitats in the UK require management to maintain their ecological value. EMEC Ecology provides management plans tailored to the specific requirements of its clients.Read More
Biodiversity Net Gain
Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) is development that leaves biodiversity in a better state than before. The revised National Planning Policy Framework (2019) states that local planning authorities (LPAs) in England should identify and pursue opportunities for securing measurable net gains for biodiversity. A mandatory requirement for 10% BNG on most new developments will likely come into effect later this year through the Environment Bill.
EMEC provides a variety of BNG services including BNG assessments, recommendations, habitat creation and enhancement, and ecological management and monitoring plans. EMEC can also project manage the entire BNG process through its whole service provision.
BREEAM Ecology Assessments
The BREEAM family of assessment methods and tools are all designed to help construction professionals understand and mitigate the environmental impacts of the developments they design and build. EMEC Ecology can provide an ecology survey for BREEAM that will be both efficient and cost effective to the site specifics.Read More
Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW)
The presence of an Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) is increasingly a condition to many planning consents. EMEC Ecology provides ECoWs with excellent experience of both the construction industry and of current wildlife legislation.Read More
We offer a range of training services, from simple site-based toolbox talks to seminars and workshops that count towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD).Read More
When protected species or notable habitats are recorded on a site proposed for development or other works, mitigation measures are usually required.Read More
Ecological Compensation and Enhancement
Development projects can sometimes impact habitats and species on a site. Where possible mitigation measures, such as timing of works or protecting individual animals, will be undertaken to limit impacts; however, loss of habitat cannot always be avoided completely. In these cases compensation measures will be required.
Planning departments often look for ecological gain within planning applications, and EMEC Ecology are able to design enhancement measures suited to a site.Read More
EMEC Arboriculture works on projects from small-scale home extensions to large-scale residential developments, manor estates and woodland management plans. We offer a range of tree services including BS:5837 surveys for planning applications as well as Tree Hazard Assessments for landowners who have health and safety concerns relating to trees.vEMEC Arboriculture
EMEC Land Management offer a wide range of habitat creation, ecological mitigation and habitat management services. EMEC Ecology and EMEC Land Management often work together on projects where there is a requirement for both surveys and practical management. This may include the ecology division undertaking great crested newt surveys, with the land management division installing amphibian fencing, hibernacula and undertaking pond creation works.EMEC Land Management