From small residential developments to larger projects, we can provide you with ecological surveys to support your planning applications.
Most developments require an ecological survey to be undertaken as part of the planning conditions. This is to reduce the chance of a development having an adverse impact on aspecies or habitat protected under law.
Examples of surveys can include:
We are happy to discuss your requirements and provide a quote for works based on your surveying needs.
IEA's incorporate a desk-top study, a Phase 1 Habitat Survey and a 'walkover survey,' or 'ecological scoping survey' (including bat scoping). This survey aims to assess the 'potential' presence of protected species.
In order to ensure that the proposed development is not in breach of the Wildlife Law (Jersey), Initial Ecological Assessments are undertaken with the purpose of:
Initial Ecological Assessments can be undertaken all year round and we allow 2 working weeks from the undertaking of the survey to the report being ready. Charges vary depending on size and complexity of site. We are happy to provide a free, no-obligation quotation.
The surveys evaluate the potential effects a development may have on any species or habitat present at the site. With particular focus on species protected under the Conservation of Wildlife (Jersey) Law 2000, surveys we can carry out include:
Timescales for Full Ecological Surveys are very strict, and as such, can only happen at certain times of year. The timescales vary depending on what is being assessed. We are happy to discuss appropriate times to survey with you, upon completion of an Initial Ecological Assessment. Timescales are dictated by best practice guidelines and the activity of the species being assessed.
A Full Ecological Survey may require multiple surveys of a site, spread throughout the year. We are happy to discuss your individual needs, although the exact number of surveys required and how long these will take to complete cannot accurately be given until an Initial Ecological Assessment has been undertaken.