Communication seems to be increasingly reliant on emails and texts. Whilst these things are essential for ensuring clear and concise agreements, it is often better to begin a conversation with a telephone call.

We pride ourselves on ensuring that all clients, no matter whether they require a simple Bat and Barn Owl survey to satisfy the LPA, an Ecological Appraisal (EcA) for a development project, or an Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA) for a very large development project will receive a high level of service and will have access to the appropriate level of expertise.

Why choose Ecological Surveys Cornwall?

  • We are based within Cornwall and have both employees and a small number of selected sub-contractors to ensure we offer a full suite of Ecological (and Tree Surveys) expertise.
  • We take a pragmatic approach to our work and see ourselves as a conduit between biodiversity and development and wherever possible try to work with you, rather than against, that way it is usually possible to assist your development proposal, whilst ensuring biodiversity is both protected and enhanced.
  • We understand the biodiversity within Cornwall and will not waste your time and money surveying for species not present: We have heard of a national housebuilder being delayed by 12 months in order to undertake great crested newt surveys, when this species is not present in Cornwall…

Biodiversity Net Gain is causing a few headaches in Cornwall. Speak to us if you wish to understand the process and the implications. We have also set up a new website specifically to address this issue – Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) Click here

Please call us to discuss your requirements and see what makes us different from other ecological consultancies.

Bat Surveys

There are a whole host of reasons why a local authority might request a bat survey. Invariably, barn conversions and alterations to an existing roof structure no matter how minor, will often trigger a requirement for a bat survey. Initially, this is usually for a ‘scoping survey’ to consider whether more complete surveys are actually required. Occasionally, this initial survey is all that is required. Other times this is simply a precursor to Emergence Surveys. Please call to discuss your personal requirements.

Phase 1 Ecology Habitat Surveys

Phase 1 or extended Phase 1 surveys are generally required   for all proposed development sites, whether larger sites on     agricultural / brown field site or small back gardens. We can   advise on the appropriate level of surveys. Please call or email for an informal discussion.

Biodiversity Net Gain a concern? click here for answers Biodiversity Net Gain – BNG