Ecological Walkover Survey

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A simple, quick and relatively cheap ecological assessment, usually a prelude to sustainability credit reports. We do a field study at your site and provide you with a highly concise report including photographs and commentary on any valuable plants, habitats and animals recorded at the time of the visit.

Full UK Coverage

Our experienced team of surveyors cover all areas of the UK.

Unbeatable Price

Our attention to detail, investment in technology and sheer scale allow us to keep prices low.

Money back guarantee

Your planning authority will accept our report, or you get your money back!

Unbeatable Speed

Instant quotes. Enquiries responded to in hours, not days. Surveys in days, not weeks.

We SAVE You Money

Our efficiency and expertise has saved our customers tens of millions of pounds in delays on site.

Proven Record

We provide thousands of ecological or arboricultural surveys each year.

How it Works

We know speed is important to you. That's why we are obsessed with delivering the fastest, most efficient service possible. Here's how it works:

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We will take your details and send you a quote explaining everything you need to know. We will also send a booking form along with the quote.

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Complete the booking form to give us the go ahead. You can also pay over the phone or via bank transfer.

We get to work

Our surveyor will be in touch to arrange a date to complete your Ecological Walkover Survey. They will carry out your survey quickly and efficiently.


Great Feedback

Arboricultural Impact Assessment

Alan carried out all the surveys in a timely manner. He understood exactly what was needed and even worked right up until the 23rd Dec. to ensure the various reports were complete and sent to us.

Rated:
5 stars
We did: Arboricultural Impact Assessment
Great Crested Newt Survey (Walkover)

Natalie showed huge flexibility in accommodating our need for a quick survey and went out of her way to make sure we bit a critical deadline. Thank you for a great service

Rated:
5 stars
We did: Great Crested Newt Survey (Walkover)
BS5837 Tree Survey, Tree Constraints Plan

Arbtech very generously provided services in-kind for a charitable project and have acted with utmost professionalism and efficiency. David Garrick performed the Tree Survey, and was excellent at communicating the entire process in advance, giving clear instructions about what I needed to provide him with,...

Rated:
5 stars
We did: BS5837 Tree Survey, Tree Constraints Plan

Survey Calendar

When can this survey be done?

Jan January - yes
Feb February - yes
Mar March - yes
Apr April - yes
May May - yes
Jun June - yes
Jul July - yes
Aug August - yes
Sep September - yes
Oct October - yes
Nov November - yes
Dec December - yes

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A simple, quick and relatively cheap ecological assessment. We do a field study at your site and provide you with a highly concise report including photographs and commentary on any valuable plants, habitats and animals recorded at the time of the visit.

As one of the UK’s foremost ecological consultancies and providers of everything from European protected species surveys to tree protection plans; we’ve got a lot of expertise to leverage to the benefit of your development. However, not all sites require the sledgehammer that is an extended phase 1 habitat survey, by far the most comprehensive level of walkover ecological assessment.

For example, if you already have a planning consent in place and are simply seeking a survey to help you to obtain credits for a code for sustainable homes ecology report, there is no need to go to great lengths to produce details habitat maps using GIS software. What you would need in that scenario is a clean, simple report with a few practical guidelines to keep you and your building contractors on the right side of any protected species legislation. A highly concise report follows our ‘field study’ at your site, and provides photographs and commentary on any valuable plants, habitats and animals recorded at the time of the visit.

This demonstrates that you have undertaken a scientifically rigorous ecological appraisal of your site, and used the results to propose mitigation for any net habitat loss, and better, biodiversity enhancements (which can be simple and cheap: bird boxes, native planting and so on). The key take home points about ecological walkover surveys are that they are very quick to organise, relatively cheap, and that if you provide one up front with your planning application, or in advance of a sustainability assessment (for Code/BREEAM), it will go a long way toward helping achieve your development ambitions while avoiding unplanned costs and delays, as well as outright refusal from your local planning authority.