See also BREEAM Ecological Assessment
As the first stage of ecological assessment, Preliminary Ecological Appraisals (PEAs) or 'Phase 1’s' are designed to provide the client with a comprehensive assessment of the ecology of a site that is suitable for submission to the Local Planning Authority in accordance with current legislation and planning policy. The appraisal will address any potential for protected species and, or habitats of conservation interest and assess the impact of the proposals upon any ecological feature. Advice about how to avoid, or mitigate any impact would be included.
The PEAs include an Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey Plan (based on JNCC Phase 1 Habitat Survey guidance 2010), which is a map of the habitats and features of ecological interest within the survey area. The level of detail required within the report will depend upon the nature of the development / works, the statutory requirements and the needs of the client. Preliminary Ecological Appraisals or Ecological Surveys can be undertaken at any time of year.
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