Phase 1 Habitat Surveys  (Extended)

Phase 1 Habitat Surveys (Extended)

Phase 1 Habitat Survey

Phase 1 Habitat Survey

The phase 1 habitat survey is one of the first stages within the ecological assessment process and it is a technique for environmental audit that is widley used within the consultancy field.

A phase 1 habitat survey is a system of habitat classification and mapping that records baseline information about a site. The process is widely recognised within environmental and planning disciplines.

In some instances, a more detailed phase 1 habitat survey can be undertaken; an ‘Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey’, which identifies habitats that are suitable to support protected species or species of conservation concern.

The survey also records direct signs of protected and invasive species or any other significant ecological component within a site and the surrounding area.

Our team of ecologists can all undertake this specification.

Examples of projects where we have completed extended phase 1 habitat surveys include:-

  • United Utilities Plc – Hodder and LCUS pipelines; approximately 100km of pipeline in Lancashire.
  • BAE Systems – Former Royal Ordnance Factory Site undertaking the baseline surveys for an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the largest brownfield development site in the UK.
  • Sainsburys – Undertaking baseline surveys for an EIA in Carlisle.
  • Wigan County Council – Surveys for several cycle routes and Bickershaw North greeenspace development.
  • Lancashire County Council – Surveys for several REMADE sites in Lancashire.
  • MWH Global – Brine Pipeline Scheme approximately 7km of pipeline in Cheshire and the Wirral.

Photo: Banded Demoiselle Damselfly (Calopteryx splendens) © Simon Booth

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