What is an ecological impact assessment?
Projects that require an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) will need to incorporate an Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA) within the overall appraisal. An EcIA may also be required as part of other forms of assessment.
The service identifies and evaluates the potential impacts of a development or project on a site, its surrounds and any nearby sensitive ecological areas. It will also include measures to mitigate, monitor and enhance areas as part of the project.
When do I need to get in touch?
Ecological Impact Assessment is a primary function of the EcoNorth team. Consideration of ecological effects is recommended at an early stage in any project so if you are unsure as to what you require simply get in touch with us and we can explain what you likely need.
We undertake ecological assessments on a variety of projects from small scale to national infrastructure schemes. Full consideration of ecological constraints have been undertaken on full EIA projects for large complex schemes such as highways, renewable energy schemes, aggregates and coal extraction.
How can EcoNorth help me?
We can help at all stages of any project including supporting you at EIA screening stage. We help to define the scope of any ecological input into EIA projects and deliver a full suite of ecological surveys and technical reports to inform ecology chapters of Environmental Statements. We prepare detailed Ecology input to Environmental Statements in accordance with the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) guidance and best practice.