Planning approvals demand detailed survey information as part of the application process.Where natural resources are a material consideration, it is likely that the local planning authority will not register/validate an application for development without a survey being committed.

The practice retains a number of highly qualified technical specialists in the areas of:

  • Ecology
  • Arboriculture
  • Forestry
  • Hydrology
  • Land & Water Management
  • Soils

Services are applicable for development of any scale.

We review each project on its individual requirements and will provide a fixed price quotation once we have had the opportunity to talk to you. The process can be very quick if topographical survey, location plan and development layout drawings can be provided.


  • Detailed Habitat & Faunal Surveys
  • Impact Assessment
  • Enhancement, Mitigation & Compensation
  • BREEAM & CfSH Credits

Arboriculture & Forestry

  • BS 5837 Tree Surveys
  • Arboricultural Impact Assessments
  • Method Statements
  • Tree Protection Plans
  • Woodland Management Plans

Landscape Management

  • Reclamation & Restoration Proposals
  • Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems SUDS
  • Land Drainage
  • Landscape Management Plans
  • Monitoring

The practice believes that the environmental impact of economic development can be addressed through careful stewardship of natural ecosystems. The areas where we work are:-

  • Minerals Extraction
  • Waste Management Sites
  • Water Resources: Rivers, Reservoirs, Lakes, Wetlands, Canals and Coast
  • Energy Generation & Distribution
  • Infrastructure
  • Rural Resource Management
  • Residential, Commercial & Industrial Development


  • Landscape Institute Presidents Award 1993
  • BBC Designer of the Year Award 1994
  • RIBA Presidents Award 1994 Woodlea Primary School
  • La Parc de la Villette, Paris
  • Liverpool National Garden Festival, Gold Medal
  • 4 Civic Trust Awards