Ecological due diligence and PEA/Ecological Constraints Studies
Scott Cawley offers specialist advice to landowners, architects, property developers, banks and investors on pre-site acquisition and pre-planning application aspect of due-diligence that can help identify likely ecological constraints, evaluate their likely significance, better inform appropriate project types and designs and result in higher degrees of success in securing planning permissions. Whilst ecological due-diligence studies may often focus on the risk to the acquisition or divestiture of lands, Preliminary Ecological Assessments and Constraints Studies have a broader remit that addresses both ecological constraints and opportunities.
PEA generally includes the following steps:
- Collection of publicly-available data on the site and surroundings.
- Walkover site survey / inspection.
- Reporting including ecological constraints / opportunities mapping.
Scott Cawley have undertaken PEA and constraints analyses for a variety of private sector clients including major data centre operators, retail, mixed use and leisure developments in UK, Ireland and Poland.
13th November 2017: Website updates are back!! It's been our busiest year ever, we seen new staff arrive and some staff head off to pastures new. First chills of winter are finally here after one of the warmest autumns we can remember. There should be some good fat mammals ready to get through the winter. Bats still flying and some hibernation sites not yet occupied.
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