- Licensed surveyors
- Competitive pricing
- Pragmatic solutions
Smart Ecology provides a comprehensive range of protected species surveys and our team includes licensed surveyors.
Preliminary roost assessments Bat emergence/re-entry surveys Mitigation licences from £299*Learn more…
Great Crested Newts
Habitat suitability index and eDNA Presence/likely absence surveys Mitigation licences from £160*Learn more…
Field sign surveys Sett monitoring surveys Mitigation strategies from £350*Learn more…
Presence/likely absence surveys Translocations Mitigation strategies from £280*Learn more…
Nest tube surveys Nut and nest searches Mitigation licences from £250*Learn more…
Field sign surveys Mitigation licences from £310*Learn more…
Habitat assessment Field sign surveys Mitigation strategies from £280*Learn more…
Barn owl surveys Nesting bird checks Breeding bird surveys from £180*Learn more…
* Excluding VAT. Guideline prices are for a small, local site. Actual costs are based on various factors including site size and travel distance, get a free quote.
Our team, along with specialist associates, can also offer a range of other protected species surveys including: White clawed crayfish, Pine marten, Polecat, Invertebrates, Fish, Plants, Fungi, Red squirrel and Natterjack toad just ask.
In the UK many animal and plant species are protected by law. These protected species must be considered as part of a planning application and surveys are required when there is potential for protected species to be present.
Smart Ecology provide legislation and policy advice to ensure that your project or development complies with wildlife law. We will work closely with you to design practical mitigation measures to obtain a successful planning application.
For some species, when it is not possible to avoid impacts, a licence from the relevant Statutory Nature Conservation Organisation (Natural England, Natural Resources Wales, Scottish Natural Heritage) is required to permission the works. Licences are applied for after planning permission has been granted, and include production of a detailed method statement of how the works will be undertaken to minimise impacts upon the protected species. Our licensed ecologists have experience in producing all aspects of licence applications.