An Extended Phase 1 habitat survey provides a standard record of habitats and ecological features on a site. It is a key assessment required for most planning applications, forming part of a Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA), and often helps to determine the need for any protected species or more detailed habitat surveys.
ECOSA has a wealth of experience in conducting habitat surveys and we offer proportionate services for any scale of project. We have worked in a variety of habitats across the UK carrying out surveys in a wide range of habitats including semi-natural habitats, heathland, grassland, brownfield sites, salt marshes and woodland.
Our habitat surveys are carried out in accordance with best practice guidance produced by the Joint Nature Conservancy Council (JNCC) to ensure a standard approach to our survey methodology and provide robust baseline information. Extended Phase 1 habitat surveys can be conducted at any time of the year.