Ecology Surveys

Bagshaw Ecology provide a comprehensive range of ecological consultancy services, from baseline surveys, through to protected species surveys and mitigation. Our ecologists specialise in UK protected species, including bats, badgers, great crested newts and reptiles.

Our ecologists are members of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) and are bound by their code of conduct.

At Bagshaw Ecology, we believe in a practical and cost effective approach to ecology surveys. Therefore, we are transparent in our pricing structure, and only recommend surveys that are completely necessary for our clients’ purposes.

From our main office in Calderdale, we provide ecological consultancy services throughout Yorkshire and the surrounding counties. For more information regarding ecology surveys, please contact us.



Our services include:

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.

Bagshaw Ecology specialise in carrying out various Protected Species Surveys, including:


-Great crested newts




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.