Phase 1 Habitat Survey

A Phase 1 Habitat Survey is often requested by the Local Planning Authority to accompany a planning application or form part of an Environmental Statement. This survey means that any ecological constraints in a project or design are picked up quickly thus preventing any costly delays.

This survey is also important in conducting BREEAM/Code for Sustainable Homes as it allows the production of a biodiversity baseline. Phase 1 Surveys are designed according to the proposed development, scale of development and project objectives.

The Phase 1 surveys follows the JNCC guidelines to ensures as many potential ecological issues are highlighted within one survey and survey report. The surveys provide information on:

  • Which species are present, or potentially present on the site
  • The potential impacts of the development on a particular species
  • The legal and planning policy issues that may need to be addressed

The results of the Phase 1 Habitat Survey may highlight the need to complete further surveys to fully inform planning applications.

I regularly undertake Phase 1 Habitat Survey in Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Norfolk, Nottinghamshire and Cambridgeshire in connection with planning applications and other development projects.

This is Andrew P. Chick’s website with links to protected species survey’s, ecology works and general wildlife conservation. Based in Lincolnshire, I am available to undertake Protected Species Surveys (Bat surveys, bird surveys and newt surveys) in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Derbyshire, and Staffordshire. Please keep in touch through social networks and links found below, and use the contact me page to get in direct contact.

I am a totally Independent Ecologist and Protected Species Consultant, for impartial advice on all aspects of ecology and for further details please email andrew@forktail.co.uk  or call my mobile 07880700313.