Ecology Surveys

Encon Associates deliver clear technical expertise and ecological solutions, ensuring compliance with species protection legislation, national and local planning policy and best practice guidelines.

Providing a wide spectrum of ecological services, Encon Associates’ team of experienced ecological consultants have full membership to the Institute for Ecology and Environmental Management (IEEM) and can deal with all issues relating to ecology.

It is recommended that ecological advice is sought at the earliest possible stage of the project. This will allow the programme of work to be tailored to suit the needs of each development.  This is particularly important given the seasonal constraints to the survey of many protected species.

Encon Associates specialise in providing ecological input for BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes assessments.  Close collaboration with the project architect and landscape architect is provided to maximise the number of ecology credit points that can be achieved.

Services include:

  • Desk-based Study
  • Site-based Ecological Survey
  • Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey
  • Hedgerow Survey
  • Phase 2 Botanical Surveys
  • Protected Species Surveys (including Great Crested Newts, bats etc)
  • Mitigation Strategies and Protected Species Licensing
  • Habitat Creation and Enhancement 
  • Ecological Impact Assessment
  • Design and advice for the creation of "Green Roofs"

Ecology for Planning

Our Ecology service can help mitigate planning applications or conditions of planning consent:

Customer Testimonials

"I’d have no hesitation in recommending Encon Associates, their personal contribution and guidance was invaluable and very much appreciated - I look forward to working with you on future projects."


Gordon Blackwood
Argon Properties

Contact us for a quote

We are always happy to offer impartial advice and guidance - if you have a requirement for one of our services and would like to discuss, or to request a quote, please contact us below.