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Ecology Survey Oxfordshire: Ecological Surveys and Assessments

What is an Ecological Survey?



Ecological surveys are undertaken on proposed development sites to establish any environmental impacts which the development may cause. Ecological surveys may be required during the planning process to ensure planning applications for development and construction are successful. The local planning authority will use the survey to consider how the development will positively or negatively impact the environment of the area.

An ecological site survey will highlight anything that could cause concern from an ecological standpoint. A survey will also identify any protected species and habitats that are present within proximity of the site. 



Ecology Survey Oxfordshire: Types of Survey

Collington Winter Environmental offer all types of surveys including:


  • Preliminary Ecological Appraisals: This is the first survey carried out by a licensed ecologist, known as a phase 1 habitat survey.


  • Ecological Impact Assessments: This assessment takes the results that have been provided from the PEA and uses them to assess the impact by undertaking detailed habitat specific surveys.


  • Protected Species Surveys:  If there is any indication that a protected species could be present on a development site, a protected species survey will be required.
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How Can Collington Winter Assist?

Collington Winter Environmental are fast paced ecological consultancy. We are problem solvers, working with clients to find solutions where others cannot. We offer a range of cost effective ecological services. These include surveys, such as bat surveys and Landscape Ecological Management Plans for more large scale projects.

Our Ecology Director, Olivia Collington, holds a Natural England protected species licence. She has worked with European protected species throughout the UK. If you are searching for an ecology survey, Bristol, feel free to get in touch. Please contact Olivia ( for more information on the wide range of Bristol services we provide.


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