Planning for Ecology

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Bakerwell aim to be the ecology consultancy of choice in the South East, recognised for our commitment to providing a clearly communicated, bespoke and innovative approach.

Bakerwell’s staff and associates are engaged and passionate about the work they do and the projects they work on.¬†

Bakerwell provide suitably qualified ecologists with the appropriate protected species licences to carry out your Phase 1 Habitat survey, bat survey, great crested newt survey, reptile survey, dormice survey, bird survey or other surveys as required. We can assist with species translocations, mitigation strategies, management plans, protected species reports, European Protected Species mitigation licence applications and much more.

Bakerwell are dedicated to helping you save time and costs wherever possible, whilst providing a quality ecological consultancy service to help you achieve planning permission or clear planning conditions for your development. We provide a friendly and personal service. You will always talk to our Directors who will guide you through what is required for ecology to support your planning application and provide a high quality, biodiverse environment for your project.

Our Services

Ecology Support


Ecology Planning


Protected Species




Nutrient Pollution

The Chief Planner at the Department for Levelling up, Housing and Communities has recently released letters in regards to nutrient pollution which is having adverse effects on waterbodies and rivers in the catchments of sites protected for biodiversity under the...

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Biodiversity Net Gain Update

With many local authorities requiring a Net Gain already are you ready? Do you know what Biodiversity Net Gain is and what it means for your proposals, Natural England have produced a short leaflet that explains more, you can access that here. Do you know what...

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Memorable 2021 Project moments

Sussex: A solar farm in Ringmer covering 25 hectares of arable land. Following habitat surveys and protected species surveys plans were drawn up to convert the land below the solar panels into a grassland. With the aim of delivering Biodiversity Net Gain in accordance...

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