Progressive Ecology

Burton Reid Associates is an ecological consultancy who specialise in ecological surveying and mitigation design. We have a simple philosophy, designing with nature in mind supports the long-term health and wellbeing of us all. We work with clients who share this philosophy delivering beautiful and profitable developments. 

What we do

We deliver expert ecological consultancy services, undertaking the full suite of ecological protected species surveys and providing the full range of reports required to accompany planning applications. We can help you to achieve biodiversity net gains and deliver high-quality green infrastructure. Drawing on our wider team of associates we can also provide services in landscape architecture, arboriculture and can support you to create on and off-site mitigation with our dedicated habitat management team. 


An award winning team

Established in 2013 we have worked hard to create a company that delivers for our customers and for nature. Over the past 12 months we have delivered parish green infrastructure strategies, supporting local communities to realise their “green vision”; become Approved Assessors for Building with Nature, a new set of design standard to embed high quality green infrastructure within development; supported local authority to bring forward numerous community self-build projects; assisted Natural England with technical surveys of a Special Area of Conservation; successfully designed mitigation for the Natural England/Heritage Lottery funded Bats in Churches project and been awarded “Highly Commended” in the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management Small Consultancy of the Year Award 2019.

Our heritage

Burton Reid Associates draws on the rich heritage of the Burton family, dating back several generations and including engineers, designers and trailblazing female entrepreneurs. We draw on this long heritage and look towards a future legacy; to develop a world where people and wildlife coexist, to cease man-made climate change and the current biodiversity decline and to ensure that we are the generation that leaves our planet in a better state than we found it for all future generations.


Likeminded clients

At Burton Reid we are fortunate to work with a wide range of clients that, though diverse in background, all share a common belief in the value that the protection and development of ecology brings to the environment we inhabit.

Our recent projects

Head Office

Suite 8, Buckfastleigh Business Centre
33 Chapel Street, Buckfastleigh
Devon, TQ11 0AB

Plymouth Office

Plymouth Science Park,
1 Davy Road, Derriford,
Plymouth PL6 8BX


Head Office:  01364 701150
Plymouth: 01752 426144
Email: hello@burtonreid.co.uk

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