PRELIMINARY ECOLOGICAL ASSESSMENTS
The Preliminary Ecological Assessment (PEA) is the important first stage of any ecological site investigation. It identifies any potential ecological constraints at a site, assesses the need for further species focused surveys, Protected Species, and reports upon the findings making strategic recommendations.
The PEA, formerly known as Phase 1 or extended Phase 1 habitat survey, comprises of an ecological desk study (searches of online and historical records) and an onsite habitat survey that extends to assess any potential ecological feature that may be a site constraint.
The results of this assessment will allow our experienced, qualified team to give our clients and developers guidance and support, making recommendations upon what further reporting, surveying and mitigation are likely to be required for the site in order to progress. This information is incredibly helpful when it comes to the site planning, design and scheduling.
Incorporation of our advice into the design and planning stage of the project makes it more efficient and effective in scheduling works, keeping to the budget and timescales, as well as having a positive outcome and ecological approach.