Preliminary Ecological Appraisal in Harrogate Carried Out By The U.K’s No.1 Ecological Consultants

Ecological Consultants providing Preliminary Ecological Appraisals and Reports throughout Harrogate

JCA Limited are industry-leading Ecological consultants based in Halifax, West Yorkshire operating nationwide throughout the United Kingdom. We offer a range of Ecological surveys for developers, local authorities and smaller private customers undertaken by licensed ecologists.

What is a Preliminary Ecological Appraisal?

A Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (formerly known as Phase 1 Habitat Surveys) is the most common type of ecological survey required before a development is granted planning permission. Using this method, an ecologist is able to visit a site and assess its ecological value in the form of its potential to support or provide a service to any protected species.

The purpose of the survey is to establish a baseline of ecological information and assess whether the proposed development activities have the potential to adversely affect any protected or notable habitats or species.

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    Our work is widely used as best practices across the Arboriculture and Ecology sector and the JCA specialist team can advise on a wide range of arboriculture and ecologist areas.

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    JCA Arboricultural and Ecological Services pride ourselves on our quick response to inquiries and fast turnaround times. Ensuring you get what you need on time.

    Preliminary Ecological Appraisal Surveys and Reports in Harrogate

    A JCA ecologist in Harrogate will visit the site to map the habitat types present and record the dominant floral species and any faunal species encountered. A desktop study will also be undertaken to collect local records of protected species and nature conservation sites.

    This information will then be used in conjunction with local and national planning policy to produce a report detailing both the results of the survey and recommendations for further ecological surveys. A well implemented Preliminary Ecological Appraisal can reduce the risk of protected species being harmed by a development, identify potential ecological problems the site may face (such as invasive plant species) and reduce the likelihood of unnecessary surveys being carried out on the future.

    Fast, Low-Cost Preliminary Ecological Appraisals Throughout The UK

    JCA offer a range of Preliminary Ecological Appraisals for developers, local authorities and smaller private customers undertaken by professional Preliminary Ecological Appraisals consultants.

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      Industry Leading Ecological Consultants in Harrogate

      If you think you may require a Preliminary Ecological Appraisal, please feel free to get in touch with us and one of our Ecological Consultants will be able to assist you. Our dedicated team provide high-quality surveys for both the public and private sector operating throughout the UK and Internationally. Alternatively, please contact us for a free no- obligation quote on 01422 376335 or email