Consultancy Services

Consultancy Services

View over coastal town of North Berwick, Scotland. - Peter Cairns/2020VISION

Kent Wildlife Trust Consultants

Kent’s wildlife and habitats are surprisingly rich and can be found anywhere from the bleak beauty of the North Kent Marshes to hum and buzz of a Town Centre garden.  Much of this wildlife and habitat is protected and that protection can prove complex. 

Here at Kent Wildlife Trust we have a team of fully qualified and highly experienced ecologists, land management advisors and marine ecologists.

We offer a full range of ecological surveys, conservation land management advice and marine ecology services across Kent and Medway.

Biodiversity Net Gain 

The government has committed to new laws that will make it mandatory for developments to deliver an overall increase in biodiversity, so that biodiversity is in better condition after a development is completed.

The ‘Biodiversity net gain’ approach will be brought into effect in the forthcoming Environment Bill. Developers will be required to create new habitat for wildlife – at least ten percent more than the amount lost as a result of any new development.   

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Photo credit: Terry Whittaker

We welcome this new policy, but also recognise the risk that this might not be realised. We need to support developers and ecologists to deliver what is being required by law, and to ensure that new habitat is being created in areas  where it can make the biggest difference for wildlife. For this reason, we are working closely with Kent Wildlife Trust to make sure that this opportunity is not missed.

KWT Consultancy Services is set up to work with developers to embrace a more joined up approach to meeting legal obligations to nature. We can support businesses and further impact how commercial and development work can embody the principles of ‘Biodiversity Net Gain’/ adopt and champion a ‘Biodiversity Net Gain’ approach.  We will investigate where there are opportunities for development to expand an  area of land under management for wildlife, and help the sector realise a vision for a Wilder Kent on the ground.

fox in town

Young red fox (Vulpes vulpes) walking down a road amongst cars, urban park, Bristol, winter. - Bertie Gregory/2020VISION

Get in touch

Our experienced staff are ready to answer questions about our services, assess, offer advice and surveys for all your needs, developmental or otherwise.

Contact us about Land Management Services

Contact us about Ecology Services

Contact us about Marine and Coastal Services 

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WildNet - Matthew Roberts

Ecological Advice and Surveys

 

Advice on all ecological aspects

Preliminary Ecological Assessments and Feasibility Studies

Phase 1 Habitat surveys

Protected species surveys

Specialist surveys

White campion

White campion (Silene latifolia ) growing on brownfield site scheduled for development. Kent, UK - Terry Whittaker/2020VISION

Land Management Advice and Contract Work

 

Advice on all aspects of land management

Woodland and Arboricultural surveys

Management plans

Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW)

Practical land management work

sea

Herring gull (Larus argentatus) waiting for scraps from fish and chip shop,Portree, Skye, Scotland. - Peter Cairns/2020VISION

Marine and Coastal Ecology

 

Advice on all aspects of Marine, intertidal and Coastal environment work

Marine, intertidal habitat and species surveys

Invasive species specialist advice and work

Awareness, education and practical training

Internship programmes