Ecological Impact Assessment
Many developments today need an objective assessment of their potential effects on the local ecology before they are granted permission. Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA), one facet of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), is a technique used for the assessment process. The County Council, the District Councils, the Highways Agency, the Environment Agency and many other statutory bodies are required to use EcIA techniques to inform major planning decisions.
We work to provide:
Norfolk Wildlife Services
- Scoping, consultation and desktop survey work for EcIA
- Surveys and assessments for large scale industrial and housing development for full EIA
- Surveys and assessments at a local and landscape scale for the ecological effects of water abstractions upon wetland systems
- Advice and delivery of mitigation and wildlife enhancement packages
- Auditing of planning and land management processes as part of Strategic Environmental Assessment
works to provide ecological information for EIAs throughout the EcIA process, from initial beginnings to final assessment and mitigation proposals. This ensures that the best possible account is taken of wildlife in any future development and that any potential issues are flagged up to a developer, reducing costs and risks at later stages.