"Skilled Ecology provided an excellent, prompt service."

David Knight (Architect)

"Thanks Roger for being good value and quick."

Stuart Davis Optimum Building Design Ltd.

“I first came into contact with Skilled Ecology via their website. I was so pleased with Roger's helpful and competent approach that we now consult with him on all of our projects that require input on biodiversity issues. What began as a one off consultation has turned into an ongoing professional relationship, and I would have no hesitation in recommending Skilled Ecology to other potential clients.”

Nicola Sale (Architect).

"I am pleased to recommend Skilled Ecology Consultancy Ltd. The bat surveys they undertook for me were fast and well priced and the report was of high quality."

Mr T. Matharoo (Private Developer).

"After winning the reptile mitigation work based on price and local knowledge we were very pleased with the level of service and workmanship produced by Roger and would be pleased to work with him again on future projects."

Derek Mitchell Project Officer NHS.

Great Crested Newts

Quality, Time Saving Newt Surveys for Developments

Newt Surveys and Mitigation to Satisfy an LPA.

At Skilled Ecology our newt licensed staff have the experience and skills to deliver quality newt surveys and reports, on time every time.

Our approach to newt surveys and newt mitigation means we can often save clients time and money. See the Newts and Developments blog in the Ecology News section opposite for more details.

Our Promise to you:

  • We will prioritise you and your needs
  • Deliver fast, quality bat surveys and reports
  • Advise you on how best to proceed with your planning application
  • And all at a Very competitive rate

By having the Right advice and quality, fast service we can save you Time and Money.

Call Our Friendly Staff Today to Discuss Your Site.
01787 277912 / 07747477307
(Available 7 days a week)

See below for further information-

Great Crested Newts are a UK and European legally protected species and are also a Priority UK Biodiversity Action Plan species. Therefore, Great Crested Newts command the highest protection available for UK wildlife and are material considerations for individual planning applications under National Planning Policy Framework.

At Skilled Ecology our newt licensed staff are trained and experienced in undertaking Great Crested Newt Surveys, including Great Crested Newt habitat suitability scoping surveys and Great Crested Newt presence/absence and population estimate surveys.

At Skilled Ecology we aim to avoid impact and unnecessary Great Crested Newt surveys and Great Crested Newt mitigation. However, if impact on Great Crested Newts was considered unavoidable we can also design and implement mitigation strategies including exclusion fencing and relocation.

By following standard Great Crested Newt survey guidelines designed by Natural England and Froglife you can be assured of the necessary quality to satisfy Local Planning Authorities.

Habitat suitability assessments for Great Crested Newts can be conducted at any time of year but please note that pond presence/absence and population estimate Great Crested Newt surveys need to be conducted between March and the start of June.

Professional Bat Surveys, Phase1 Habitat Surveys, Great Crested Newt Surveys, Protected Species Mitigation and Fencing by Skilled Ecology Consultancy.