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Applied Ecology Ltd

Applied Ecology Ltd is an independent ecological consultancy working on behalf of a large range of clients including commercial and residential developers, planning consultants, planning authorities, architects, environmental consultancies, utility companies and individuals.

As a company we strive to provide pragmatic and timely solutions to ecological issues based on professional experience and best practice. –  Dr Duncan Painter (Director)

All Applied Ecology Ltd ecologists are professionally trained and are members of the Chartered Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management (CIEEM).

With offices in Cambridge, Glasgow and Exeter we operate throughout the UK, providing pragmatic business-focused ecological expertise to support a broad range of sectors:

  • Commercial and residential development
  • Urban regeneration
  • Transport infrastructure
  • Nature conservation and biodiversity
  • Utility development
  • Renewable energy
  • Mineral extraction and restoration

We work on projects of all sizes from single householder schemes to large scale residential and commercial developments occupying extensive tracts of land.  We get involved at all stages of the UK planning system:

  • Scoping
  • Baseline survey and assessment
  • Technical reporting and analysis
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Mitigation and compensation planning and implementation
  • Planning appeal and public inquiry expert witness

Within the UK there is extensive legislation to protect native wildlife.  Development planning must comply with this legislation and demonstrate that all ecological implications have been identified and appropriately addressed. It is important to recognise potential ecological issues at an early planning stage as some surveys can only take place for a few months of the year which can lead to significant time delays if the survey season is missed – see our Survey Calendar.

In summary we have the expertise and experience to help you navigate UK ecological and biodiversity legislation and put in place pragmatic and cost effective ecological solutions

To talk to us about your ecological requirements please call us on 01223 422 116 (Cambridge), 0141 585 6378 (Glasgow) or contact us by emailing info@appliedecology.co.uk or by using the Contact Form.


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