ecological planning & assessment
EPR's core work relates to the interaction between biodiversity and the UK planning system
Much of EPR’s project portfolio involves inputs into the planning process, both at the site allocation stage and at the planning application stage.
On a project basis, we have very wide experience of providing the full spectrum of ecological inputs in support of large-scale EIA projects. These include ecology experience in major strategic residential development locations, rail freight interchanges, energy generation projects, ports and container terminals and infrastructure projects such as new road bypasses, in support of planning applications.
Our ecologists also represent our clients at key stages through the Local Development Framework process within many different planning authorities. We have provided evidence at Examinations in Public (EiP) through the submission of Hearing Statements, and appearance at EiP itself to represent the interests of our clients.
As a practice we like to focus and thrive on the more complex and demanding of projects, which often lead onto Public Inquiry. The possibility that we may need to defend our advice at Inquiry permeates through all that we do, and ensures that our technical work and advice is robust enough to withstand this level of scrutiny.
If you have a project that needs ecological input, please do give us a call. We not only carry out effective ecology surveys such as bat surveys, Great Crested Newt surveys, badger surveys, reptile surveys, or bird surveys, but we also translate these into meaningful land-use planning advice that progresses project delivery. Call one of our ecologists now on 01962 794 720 to see how EPR can help you.