Ecological Surveys in Worcester

Customer satisfaction is Indigo Survey’s top priority, and the level of service we provide with ecological surveys in Worcester and surrounding areas is a testament to our level of professionalism when it comes to helping you with your survey requirements.

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So why might you need an ecological survey in Worcester? Essentially, any areas that have critical flora and fauna are generally protected by legislation. As a result, any development being proposed in areas thought to have these protected nature qualities will first have to initiate an Ecological Survey.

Worcester is no different in this respect in requiring ecological surveys in the cases where there is the possibility of an adverse impact to an existing ecosystem or habitat for protected species by a proposed development. Indigo Surveys can help with preliminary ecological appraisals or any further ecological surveys that are required.

How long does an ecological survey last?

Surveys are valid from 1 to 2 years, which is why it’s important to have a professional company like Indigo on hand. Lacking expertise can lead to elongated processing times and delays. At Indigo Surveys, we take meticulous care in our surveyance, and our ecological surveyors in Worcester have the skills to produce comprehensive reports that will hopefully smooth the planning process.

An Ecological Survey is made up of two stages: the preliminary appraisal, and the impact assessment. 

What is a preliminary ecological appraisal?

In this stage, the land is appraised in an attempt to find evidence of protected flora or fauna. 

The first part of this is the desktop study, where a consultant will look through records of the area for evidence of these protected articles. 

Afterwards is the field study. Your chosen ecologist will go out and document the features of the land, with a primary focus on wildlife and plant life. 

If nothing relevant is detected, then the survey ends here. Otherwise, it moves on to the Assessment. 

What is an Ecological Impact Assessment? 

The assessment is based on the findings of the appraisal, with a goal of aiming to see how your developed site in Worcester will affect the surrounding environment. =

A plan for mitigating, compensating and enhancing the eco-life and habitats of the park will then have to be drawn up. This could be anything from moving your proposed development plan further away to making any possible changes to protect the environment, including making additions unrelated to your project. There could be some leeway given if this site and development is considered highly beneficial to an area. 

Need an ecological survey in Worcester? Contact us on 0333 123 7080 or email today for the high-quality assistance you deserve. 


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