Desk Studies

DESK-BASED SCOPING STUDIES

Third party data searches

Many projects require a third-party data-search to accompany planning applications or other schemes with the potential to give rise to impacts on protected species or habitats.  The work entails collecting available data from relevant statutory and non-statutory bodies and interpreting the results in the context of the proposal.

Aerial photograph interpretation

We have considerable experience in the use of this technique.  Aerial photograph interpretation can rapidly highlight habitats and features which are likely to support protected species.  This can provide significant cost benefits for developers in identifying potential constraints to development projects prior to land purchase or at design stage.