SEND Schools – nationwide surveys at 15+ sites
In 2018, Ecology Link was commissioned by HSP Consulting, on behalf of the Department for Education to survey between 15 and 19 sites nationwide to meet the demand for an increased number of Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Schools. Sites were located between Blackpool, Ipswich, Portsmouth and Hereford, with Local Authorities allowed to identify sites where a new school provision would benefit their area.
Protected species surveys
Many sites were located on derelict or vacant former school sites and required Phase 1 Habitat Surveys and Tree Surveys and Protection Plans. Further survey work started in 2019 has included specific protected species surveys and tree Arboricultural Implications Assessments (AIA’s).