Ecological assessments

We recognise that ecological assessments can be required for a wide range of reasons, such as to inform site purchase proposals, for land promotion or to accompany a planning application. We’ll make sure we understand your commercial needs at the outset and we will use our experience to determine the best approach.

The two most common approaches are:

  • Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA)
  • Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA)

These are the two process advocated by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). For a more detailed description and to find out when these approaches should be used see our guide to  Ecological Appraisal and Assessment (2020).