Ecology & Environment

Our highly experienced team of ecological and environmental consultants work on a variety of projects, delivering practical and cost-effective solutions for clients. We follow best practice guidance and procedures to help to manage the fine balance between conservation and development.

Our work ranges from completing Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, to habitat and protected species surveys and BREEAM assessments. In 2016 we were awarded Japanese knotweed contractor of the year by the Property Care Association for our work with this invasive non-native species and we are well equipped to provide a complete service from survey to eradication for a number of invasive non-native species.

Our ecology team holds licences to survey all European Protected Species including bats, dormice, great crested newts, barn owls and otters and are proficient in obtaining EPS development licences on our client’s behalf. We have abundant experience of working closely with our clients to produce reliable mitigation strategies for both large and small scale developments.

  • Protected species & habitat surveys
    Protected species & habitat surveys

    Our experienced team of Chartered Ecologists are fully licenced to survey for European Protected Species such as Bats, Great Crested Newts, Otters and Dormice, as well as species protected under Domestic Law such as Badgers, Reptiles, Water Vole and all wild birds. Reports are delivered in plain English with clear diagrams and evidence to support your planning application.
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  • BREEAM assessments
    BREEAM assessments

    BREEAM is the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method, a standard against which the sustainability and environmental performance of a building can be measured. As full members of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, our ecologists are able to advise on the Land Use and Ecology aspect of BREEAM assessments.
    Our ecologists can undertake an assessment of the...

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  • Ecological Clerk of Works
    Ecological Clerk of Works

    Maydencroft ecologists have a long history of working with developers and contractors in the role of Ecological Clerk of Works. Providing on-site advice, practical solutions and monitoring to ensure projects progress smoothly whilst adhering to planning conditions and wildlife legislation.

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  • Invasive species survey & control
    Invasive species survey & control

    As members of the Property Care Association (PCA), our consultants deliver best practice advice following the latest guidance for cost-effective eradication of invasive plants. Although we have experience in dealing with a wide range of plants, the majority of our work focuses on:
    Japanese Knotweed Fallopia japonica (and hybrid knotweeds)
    Giant Hogweed Heracleum mantegazzianum
    Himalayan Balsam Impatiens glandulifera
    Giant Rhubarb...

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  • Mitigation strategies & licencing
    Mitigation strategies & licencing

    At Maydencroft, our ecologists have many years’ experience in designing practical and cost-effective mitigation strategies that are both acceptable to the local planning authority and enable our clients to proceed with their development lawfully.
    Protected species licences are required when a developer wishes to carry out an activity prohibited under wildlife legislation. Our experienced Chartered ecologists have the technical expertise...

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  • Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA)
    Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA)

    A Preliminary ecological appraisal is usually the first requirement of a planning authority for proposed developments. Our team of Chartered Ecologists will undertake a desk study, a site survey and produce a clear report highlighting any potential ecological issues on your site.

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