Overcoming the diverse, and sometimes complex array of ecological issues can pose a daunting problem for any project. However, the identification of ecological constraints at an early stage in your project programme need not spell disaster for your development.

From multi-million pound mixed use developments requiring ecological surveys and assessments, biodiversity guidance and public consultations, through to individual property owners needing support with a bat survey, our highly experienced team of in-house ecological experts are here to support you in realising the vision of your project. 

Our Ecology Experience

The Atmos ecology team brings a proven track record of enabling successful development where sensitive ecological constraints exist, striking the right balance between addressing ecological project challenges and meeting the commercial needs of the overall project.

With local offices across the UK, we offer considerable expertise with local, regional and national jurisdictions in planning control, regulatory agencies, third party stakeholder consultation, as well as detailed understanding of national and European environmental legislation, in order to deliver cost-effective and commercially pragmatic solutions.

Our ecological work is supported by our specialist in-house GIS team, who have created a bespoke data management and modelling tool to enable in-depth data analysis based on the specific ecological assessment / environmental survey needs.

Our Ecology Consultants

Our Ecological Consultants are qualified members of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management and hold a wide range of survey licences. Our technical specialists include: ornithologists, protected species experts, aquatic ecologists as well as habitat and botanical experts.

Together, they bring a proven track record in overcoming potential barriers or constraints to development proposals by producing innovative, robust and defensible solutions that successfully balance the commercial interests with the relevant statutory requirements for ecological assessment and the needs of wildlife.

Our Ecology Solutions

Atmos offers a comprehensive range of solutions for the assessment, maintenance and management of ecological systems across the entire project life-cycle.   Choose from an integrated service approach or one of our specialist services that can seamlessly feed into your project, including:

Aquatic and Terrestrial Invertebrate Surveys Habitat and Vegetation Surveys
BREEAM Assessments Habitat Management Plans
Consultation and Liaison with Regulatory Bodies Habitat Regulations Assessment
Discharge of Planning Conditions Invasive Species Survey & Management Plans
Due Diligence Marine Ecology
Ecological Appraisal Ornithology 
Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) Phase 1, NVC Phase 2
Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIA) Post Construction Monitoring
Ecological Mitigation Plans Protected Species Surveys and Licence Applications
(including: bats, badgers, birds, water vole and otter surveys)
Electro-fishing and Freshwater Pearl Mussel Survey River Corridor & Habitat Survey
Fish Habitat Assessment Vascular Plant and Bryophyte Surveys
Fish Surveys and Health Assessment Water Framework Directive
Groundwater Dependent Terrestrial Ecosystems  

Timing is Critical

Early engagement with an experienced ecology consultant is essential in order to avoid untimely delays and unnecessary costs. Our bespoke ecology calendar is designed to help you programme in surveys during the appropriate survey windows.

Download examples of our recent work

Frodsham Wind Farm, Post Construction Monitoring

Dee Valley Water, Ecological Impact Assessment

Tirqwynt Wind Farm, Ecological Impact Assessment

Inverness Castle, Bat Surveys

SSE Transmission, Protected Species

Contact us today and find out how we can successfully help mitigate the ecological implications of your project.