Plan for Ecology Ltd has a strong record of successfully obtaining European Protected Species (EPS) licences and class licences from Natural England for disturbance of Protected Species such as bats, dormouse, badgers or otters.
Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW)
An Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) may be required to oversee and support the implementation of ecological mitigation measures. Plan for Ecology Ltd regularly supply ECoWs to development projects, including works on infrastructure projects, housing and industrial developments, university campuses, aviation projects, listed buildings and barn conversions.
Watching Brief and Toolbox Talks
Plan for Ecology Ltd provide Toolbox talks and watching briefs on construction sites. All of our ecologists are Site Safety Trained for work in the Construction and Civil Engineering Industries and hold CSCS cards.
Landscape and Ecology Management Plans (LEMPs) and Construction Environmental Management Plans (CEMPs)
Ecological mitigation and management plans (e.g. Landscape and Ecological Management Plans (LEMP), Ecological Mitigation and Enhancement Plans/ Strategies (EMP, EMES), Biodiversity Enhancement Plans/ Strategies) are often a requirement of planning consent, particularly for large developments or for sites that feature sensitive habitats or high wildlife interests. Ecological management plans guide the successful implementation of mitigation and management measures, to ensure the protection and enhancement of biodiversity within a site; they are also a requirement of BREEAM and the Code for Sustainable Homes assessment and occasionally a requirement for European Protected Species (EPS) licensing.
Conservation and Habitat Management Plans
Management plans are also used to guide and monitor habitat management, for example in protected areas, habitat restoration projects and species conservation projects.
Conservation or habitat management plans can be used to manage and monitor the condition of protected areas or guide the restoration or enhancement of natural habitats. They outline the management required to promote favourable habitat condition and ensure the long-term viability of habitat types, and may include a detailed monitoring program to monitor and measure the effectiveness of the management regime.