Ecology and biodiversity

Creating places where bio-diversity of plants, animals and people can thrive

Ecology – the impact of the building on the local ecosystem, bio-diversity and land use has taken on a new importance and is no longer seen as an afterthought to a new development. Its contribution to community build has been re-evaluated to the extent that it is now a major part of BREEAM, as well as Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD), Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and UK Biodiversity Action Plan (UKBAP)

BRE offers a full range of services for clients seeking sound ecological advice that will help them comply with the planning system – from ecological scoping and protected species surveys to environmental impact assessment and ground-works contracting.

Our bio-diversity and ecology expertise includes:

  • Phase I and Walkover Surveys
  • Phase II Surveys -The National Vegetation Classification (NVC)
  • Specialist Plant Surveys
  • BS 5837 Tree Survey
  • Protected Species including bats
  • Invasive Plant Species
  • EIA and Public Inquiry
  • Environmental Planning
  • Land Management
  • GIS

Demonstrations of innovative ecological landscaping can be seen on the BRE Innovation Park

For more information

Call us on 0333 321 88 11 if you would like to know more, or email