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Collington Winter Environmental: A Leading Ecology Company
Collington Winter Environmental are highly professional ecology company with offices based in Greater Manchester and Dumfries, Scotland. We provide a nationwide service and have assisted on development projects all over the North West, Wales, Newcastle, and various locations across the South of England, such as London, Cambridge, and Devon.
We are Chartered Environmentalists and provide a wide range of ecological consultancy services to all types of development projects.
Collington Winter Environmental also offer a range of landscape architectural services.
Collington Winter Ecology Company: Our Director
Our Ecology Director and Principal Ecologist, Olivia Collington, is a Chartered Environmentalist with the Institute of Environmental Science (IES). She holds Natural England Bat and Great Crested Newt licences, as well Natural England Badger Mitigation Licences. She has worked with protected species across the UK, undertaking field surveys and writing scientific, accessible reports for submission at planning.
Olivia has many years of experience in the field of Ecology. She previously founded and grew the ecology division at a leading Manchester firm. Before that, she led the nationwide ecology team at another large ecology company based in Manchester. Her previous experience and professional development gained through her membership with IES have provided her with the knowledge and experience required to deal with all types of environmental challenges.
Olivia decided to go into business alongside Co-Director, Jane Winter, this year to grow the multi-disciplinary landscape architecture and ecology company, Collington Winter Environmental.
Our Ecological Services
Collington Winter Environmental offer a range of ecological services in both the private and public sector. We assist developers throughout the planning and execution of projects. We also offer our assistance throughout planning application processes. The services we provide include:
- Ecological surveys, to include Protected Species Surveys, Ecological Impact Assessments, and Preliminary Ecological Appraisals. The protected species surveys we offer include, great crested newt, bird, reptile, badger, water vole and bat surveys.
- Ecological Appraisal and Assessment. We evaluate the environment and biodiversity in the general vicinity of a proposed development site. We also assess the potential environmental impacts of development on the site. We can then provide advice on how to best resolve the ecological issues identified.
- Mitigation, avoidance and compensation strategies. We also offer advice and services to assist with ecological enhancement measures and biodiversity enhancement.
Why Choose Collington Winter Environmental?
Collington Winter Environmental believe in a pragmatic approach to development. We meet the needs of developers, whilst ensuring positive outcomes for wildlife. We believe that early consultation, a pragmatic mindset and in-depth knowledge of ecological best practice and legislation is the best way to improve your chances of a successful project.
We understand the importance of delivering sustainable projects. We provide fully paperless operations and encourage others in this approach. We always recommend the use of recycled materials for habitat creation and management on sites to reduce carbon footprint. As members of IES, we are committed to promoting sustainable development in all aspects of our work.
Our understanding of ecosystem services, and our strive to create bigger better more joined up habitats allows us to work closely with Landscape Architects to provide a holistic approach to projects. Over the years, we have built strong relationships with key stakeholders across the UK.
To find out how our leading Ecology company could assist your project, please contact us using the information below.