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




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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The Environment Act

The Environment Act was given Royal Assent on 9th November 2021! The legislation is designed to improve air and water quality, tackle waste, increase recycling, with a 2030 target to halt species decline and improve the natural environment.Through the Act new...

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An update on Biodiversity Net Gain

Under the Environment Act a minimum 10% increase in Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) is required for developments A recent legal review confirmed 10% BNG will not be mandatory until a two year transitional period has passed and secondary legislation sets the date for the...

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