Preliminary Ecological Appraisal/Extended Phase 1 Habitat Surveys

A Preliminary Ecological Appraisal, formerly known as an Extended Phase 1 Habitat survey is often the first line of action when it comes to developing a new site and required as an element of any planning application. This type of survey includes a baseline botanical assessment of the site, dividing it into different habitats (Phase 1), as well as an appraisal of the suitability of the site for protected species (Extended Phase1). A Preliminary Ecological Appraisal can help to determine the ecological value of a site and identify any need for further survey to facilitate the smooth execution of the project.

The reporting for such a survey includes an overall appraisal of the ecological value of the site at present, as well as recommendations and guidance for enhancing the value of the site post development. A popular additional feature of the survey can be an appraisal for the purposes of a BREEAM or Code for Sustainable Homes assessment, which includes a species list.

How we can help:

  • Preliminary Ecological Appraisals/ Extended Phase 1 surveys
  • BREEAM/Code for Sustainable Homes
  • Landscaping advice
  • Habitat management advice
Baseline botanical assessment

Did you know?

Did you know that a Preliminary Ecological Appraisal early on in the project can flag up and address potential ecological issues and help the development towards a smooth conclusion without delays?