Preliminary Ecological Appraisals

The majority of planning applications require a preliminary ecological appraisal and it should be undertaken as early as possible in the planning process to avoid unnecessary delays. A preliminary ecological appraisal provides a baseline assessment of the ecology at your development site, assesses the impact of your plans on local ecology, and identifies the need of any further surveys e.g. bat surveys, arboricultural impact assessments.

A preliminary ecological appraisal involves a site visit to record and map the plant and animal species, with particular focus on species that are protected in law. Protected species include bats, and as part of your PEA we will undertake a preliminary roost assessment (PRA) looking for evidence of bats and identifying roost potential for bats on site.

In addition to conducting a site visit we will undertake desk research and request biological record data from your local biological records centre.

Following the site survey and desk research everything is pulled together in a PEA report that is then used to inform you of any further surveys, mitigation and enhancements.

Preliminary ecological appraisals start from just £595.

To discuss your next project please call us on 0191 7160275 or email surveys@tyne-ecology.co.uk.