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.
15th Feb 2017: Temperatures are still mild. Tits and Jackdaws already breeding and any hedgerow removal should be preceded by approporiate surveys to ensure compliance with Wildlife Acts. HIbernation surveys for bats still valid despite mild days. Early spring woodland flowers already started and frogspawn noted in some sites but main breeding surge does not seem to have started yet.
We are looking for an ECOLOGIST with 1-3 years ecological consultancy experience. Do you have ecological consultancy experience? Are you a MCIEEM member (or eligible to be one)? Know your Festuca from your Fallopia? Get in touch!!