Habitat Surveys

The Inspired Ecology team are experienced in undertaking habitat surveys, also known as extended Phase 1 surveys.

An extended Phase 1 survey involves an ecological appraisal of the site to assess the habitat and species present and identify any potential ecological constraints and species/habitats of ecological significance.

The team can provide:

  • Extended Phase 1 surveys for inclusion in Environmental Impact Assessments or as part of the planning process
  • Hedgerow Regulations (1997) assessments
  • Protected species scoping surveys
  • Ecological risk assessments
  • Ecological clerk of works services
  • Preparation of management plans

Timing is critical when planning more targeted surveys for individual species and commissioning walkover surveys and scoping assessments at an early stage can prevent unnecessary delays as the work progresses. We work closely with our regular clients to foresee potential ecological constraints and ensure that appropriate surveys and mitigation are designed into the project from the start.

This service includes...

Why use Inspired Ecology?

Inspired Ecology Ltd are a team of experienced ecologists with complementary expertise that can provide complete ecological solutions for your project.


Practical experience in the use of advanced technological species surveying equipment

Ecological Solutions

Wide knowledge and expertise in theoretical and practical field skills suitable for a range of flora and fauna


As a small company with a distinguished reputation within the sector, we assure the highest standard of customer service and efficiency tailored towards your ecology needs


Over 15 years of experience in the ecological sector with personnel holding relevant degrees and/or membership of appropriate professional bodies


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