Spring is a glorious time in nature. After the cold and dark of winter, signs of new life begin to emerge.
Sunny days awaken the first flowers of spring in gardens and green spaces, bringing vibrant yellows, pinks, purples and blues amid vivid green and white. For ecologists these signs signify the start of the survey season, which is traditionally our busiest time of year.
As nature begins to awaken, if you are planning a development project there may be ecological constraints to bear in mind for works to be carried out lawfully. By engaging with ecologists or land managers at the early stages of a development, we can help you to avoid these pitfalls.
Due to the seasonality of when ecological surveys can be undertaken, if not planned correctly this can result in significant delays to your development project. Engaging with EMEC early on can help you to first identify whether a piece of land is suitable for development, and then to plan the surveys you need within the project timeline.
EMEC will also help you to identify what mitigating steps might be possible to transform land with little agricultural value into a commercial prospect for development, or to assist with BNG requirements. Our goal is to help you demonstrate to the planning authorities that your development will not impact on a designated site or protected habitat.
Our role as the environmental consultant is as much about protecting habitats as it is about offering added value advice to the developer so that the communities they create do incorporate ecological diversity.
If you have an upcoming development that requires our assistance, please get in touch.