Ecological Consultancy

Kent Wildlife Trust Ecological Consultants have a team of fully qualified, licenced and highly experienced land management advisors and ecologists. We offer conservation land management advice and a full range of ecological surveys across Kent and Medway.

We strive to bring the same level of expertise to your land that we do to our own reserves. Our land managers and ecologists draw on the wealth of experience in Kent Wildlife Trust gained over 50 years of being Kent’s premier wildlife charity.

Conservation Land Management Advice

• We provide advice, management plans, species and habitat surveys
• We work closely with Natural England and the Forestry Commission and can assist you with Environmental Stewardship and Woodland Grant scheme applications

Please do not hesitate to contact us for a no-obligation quotation. To find out more about our professional consultancy services email Neil Coombs.

Ecological Scoping

It is standard practice for a Local Authority to request information concerning protected species on a site prior to determining a planning application. This may be called an ecological scoping survey.

The provision of an ecological scoping survey is usually the starting point when assessing the impact of a proposed development on the habitats and species that live on or close to a proposed development site.

An ecological scoping survey is usually based on undertaking a desktop study and field visit. The aim of the work is to assess the potential of the site to support protected species or important habitats, and to assist in demonstrating compliance with current wildlife legislation and planning policy objectives.

Kent Wildlife Trust Consultants always recommend that an ecological scoping survey is undertaken as early on in the scheme design as possible. This is because some protected species surveys can be undertaken only at specific times of year and missing the appropriate survey opportunity may lead to long and potentially expensive delays before the planning application can be determined.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for a no-obligation quotation. To find out more about our professional consultancy services email Anne Waite.

Habitat and Species

Kent Wildlife Consultants are equipped to carry out a comprehensive range of habitat and species surveys in order to accompany ecological assessments prior to planning applications, to inform management decisions and for general interest.

We can offer the following:

• Phase 1 and extended Phase 1 Habitat Surveys.
• National Vegetation Classification Surveys.
• Ecological monitoring to record the effects of habitat management, restoration or
creation.
• Botanical surveys, including higher plants, mosses, liverworts, fungi and lichens.
• Birds.
• Terrestrial and aquatic invertebrate surveys.
• Bats.
• Badgers.
• Dormice.
• Great crested newts.
• Reptiles.
• Otters.
• Water voles.

To find out more about our professional consultancy services email Anne Waite.

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