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Hybrid Ecology Ltd provide all ecological services to support the planning process and discharge conditions post-approval, as well as providing advice, surveys and mitigation to ensure permitted development proceeds lawfully.


We offer ecological support to clients applying for planning permission. This ordinarily begins with an Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey and Preliminary Ecological Appraisal and is followed by any further surveys deemed necessary. This may include bats (including aerial inspections on trees), great crested newt, otter, dormice, reptiles, badger, nesting birds, water vole. Botanical surveys can also be arranged where there may be an impact on rare or notable habitats. Legally protected species, protected sites and priority habitats come under the umbrella of nature conservation; a material consideration in all planning decisions. It is important to note species surveys are seasonally restricted so early liaison with us is recommended to ensure you are not faced with unavoidable delays.

Discharge of Condition

We are able to provide reports to discharge ecological planning conditions, including Method Statements, Landscape and Ecological Management Plans, Construction Environmental Management Plans, Biosecurity Statements (see HYBRID for treatment services), Ecological Clerk of Works, Toolbox Talks and supervision. 

Permitted Development

Irrespective of planning requirements; developers, landowners and public bodies have a legal requirement to ensure their work proceeds lawfully. We can guide you through this process.


Development Management

We have substantial experience providing ecological consultations to Local Planning Authorities to inform the development management process. 

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