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.

Give us the go-ahead

Complete the booking form and email it back to us. We'll then arrange a date for your survey and get to work.

Get Your Report

Once your Ecological Walkover Survey is complete we will write your report. You can make payment via a bank transfer or by card over the phone.


Great Feedback

Bat Surveys

Big thank you to Martin and his team , very professional attitude, they persisted. Thank you

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Phase 1 Ecological Survey

...especially when most of our clients are always wanting these supporting surveys/reports done quickly. Arbtech are always available to run through anything with either ourselves or our clients.

5 stars
Scoping Bat Survey (Walkover)

This the second time Natalie has carried out bat survey work for me, I have found her to be very helpful and has a realistic view regarding the welfare of bats, she prepares the report within a few days of the survey, I will use...

5 stars

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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.