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.
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.
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Ecological Advice and Surveys
Advice on all ecological aspects
Preliminary Ecological Assessments and Feasibility Studies
Phase 1 Habitat surveys
Protected species surveys
Land Management Advice and Contract Work
Advice on all aspects of land management
Woodland and Arboricultural surveys
Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW)
Practical land management work
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