Preliminary Ecological Appraisal
The Preliminary Ecological Appraisal, often referred to as a Phase 1 survey, biodiversity survey, or simply as an ecology survey, gives an insight into the ecological value of a site, and is often a prerequisite for planning permission. Click here to read more.
Ecological Impact Assessment
An Ecological Impact Assessment provides decision makers with information about the likely significant ecological effects associated with a project. Ecological Impact Assessment is a key component of the Environmental Impact Assessment, but may be undertaken in a wide range of situations, for example for developments on land which has been determined to have ecological value in a Preliminary Ecological Appraisal, or for changes to agricultural land and forestry. Click here to read more.
Building Research Establishment Environment Assessment Method (BREEAM) and Code for Sustainable Homes (CfSH) are both industry quality standards that award credits to construction and civil engineering projects. Some of the credits for these standards are based on the ecological value of the project.Click here to read more.