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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. Contact us today to discuss our early ecology desk assessment, provided at a low price of £150, a cost which is taken off fees for further ecology work, if this is required.

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




A New Approach

Bakerwell has previously reported on the Kent District Level Licensing (DLL) scheme for Great Crested Newts Triturus cristatus (GCN). Bakerwell has had the opportunity to work with Natural England on a trial for a project that has gone live and has subsequently...

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Biodiversity Net Gain Planning Guidance

Bakerwell director Donna Popplewell recently collaborated with ENDS report to provide a brief rundown on Biodiversity Net Gain, the purpose of the Governments new planning guidance and the potential implications for councils and developers. Click here to read the...

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Update on the Environment Bill

The Environment Bill received the second reading in the House of Commons on 28th October 2019.  The revised Bill was introduced to parliament two weeks ago. Criticisms included the absence of provisions for non-regression from existing environmental protection,...

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