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  • Baseline presence or absence surveys for variety of UK protected species including amphibians, reptiles, aquatic invertebrates and mammals. See Services page

  • Phase 1 Habitat Survey mapping, National Vegetation Classification surveys and reports. Hedgerow surveys (Hedgerow Regulations Assessment). See Services page

  • Tree surveys to BS 5837 standard, constraints mapping and reporting. Arboricultural impact assessments (AIAs) and Method Statements. We also undertake ancient woodland and veteran tree assessments. See Services page

  • BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) ecology credit assessments and compliance reporting. Review of baseline site ecological value, credit appraisal, provision of ecological protection and enhancement options.
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  • Habitat creation, restoration and enhancement services. We can provide a review of existing habitats, ranging from woodlands, grasslands, rivers, lakes and ponds.
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  • Advice, design and implementation of mitigation schemes for protected species and habitats, or features of ecological value. See Services page

  • A range of ecological services across different aquatic environments. We undertake aquatic surveys monitoring the effects of development and establishing the conservation status of water bodies for planning applications.
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  • Production of EcIA Chapters, including consultation process, species surveys and reporting. See Services page

  • Provision of mapped Green Infrastructure plans of existing assets and concepts for future creation and management of Green Infrastructure. See Services page

  • Provision of on-site, ecological expertise and licensed supervision to oversee approved site works on ecologically sensitive sites. See Services page

  • Leading structured training and on-site workshops in basic ecological processes and simple identification to improve employee’s ability to identify environmental risk.
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Ecology Link provide a wide range of ecological services and technical advice, including general site assessments, protected species and habitat surveys, mitigation design, tree surveys and habitat restoration management plans.

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The combined and varied skills of our small team of experienced ecologists enables us to complete many aspects of our clients ecological needs in-house. This simplifies the project management process, allowing us to keep costs down.
Our hands-on, applied and flexible approach lets us tailor the scope of work required, based on each client’s individual project remit. We successfully manage projects for land agents, government agencies, architects, Wildlife Trusts, local authorities, environmental consultancies, Rivers Trusts, and private individuals.

Services Include:

  • Protected species surveys and mitigation
  • Phase 1 habitat and NVC surveys and mapping
  • Tree surveys (BS 5837) and arboricultural impact assessments (AIAs)
  • BREEAM and CSH Ecology credit assessments
  • Habitat creation, restoration and enhancement advice and management plans
  • EcIA production
  • Green Infrastructure co-ordination and workshops
  • River habitat surveys (RHS)
  • Hedgerow, woodland and veteran tree assessments

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Ecology Link Ltd
61 Middlewatch, Swavesey
Cambridge, CB24 4RW, UK

Telephone: 01954 231 375
Mobile: 07506 703 540 (Jonathan)
Mobile: 07917 208 040 (Helen)