Ecological Consultancy Services
As a team of experienced ecologists, we have worked on a diverse range of projects within a wide range of sectors. We offer clients a range of services including Protected Species Surveys, Habitat Surveys, Ecological Reporting and Ecological Mitigation. Together, our dedicated ecological consultants comprise an extensive range of skills and experience with which to meet the needs of your business.
Burton Reid’s landscape architects have a broad depth of experience and can provide you with landscape services across a comprehensive range of sectors. Whether it be at the initial or detailed planning stage, sketch or detailed design, contract documentation, construction period and or post completion management, we can provide all client types with a bespoke service.
Our comprehensive assessment and landscape design skill sets span a wide spectrum of categories including: masterplanning and urban design; green infrastructure; planting and habitat creation; hard landscape and street furniture; water, SuDS and flood protection; environmental management plans.
By collaboratively working together with clients and by joining forces with architects, engineers, ecologists, planners, or other specialist professionals, we believe that the best and most creative design solutions are achieved. Our aim is to analyse, understand and enhance the environment and landscape for people and nature.
As well as creating beautiful and nature rich places to live and work, we also understand the need to meet the needs of clients and deliver solutions which are pragmatic, robust and effective.
Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments
Landscape and Visual Impacts Assessment identifies the effects of proposed development separately on the landscape character and views, each of which can be quite different. LVIA is often a key element of a planning application and should comply with the Landscape Institute’s guidelines.
Burton Reid have a team of experienced landscape architects able to undertake landscape and visual appraisals and assessments which may be required for your project.
We follow the Landscape Institute’s Guidelines for Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment and whether a simple high-level appraisal is needed or a full impact assessment for an Environmental Statement, we provide the appropriate level of service. Our team leader has experience of acting as an expert landscape witness at planning inquiry.
Biodiversity Net Gains
Biodiversity Net Gain is an approach to development that ensures that land is in a measurably better state than it was following development. Due to emerging policy via the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF, 2019) and the recently published Environment Bill 2019-20 (which at time of writing was still making its progression through Parliament) Biodiversity Net Gains are going to be a mandatory part of the development process.
Building with nature
Building with Nature is a new set of design standards for use by developers and their design teams, and by policy makers, as a guiding set of principles. They came out of a collaboration between Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust and the University of the West of England. The standards enable nature-friendly features to be integrated throughout development.
Suite 8, Buckfastleigh Business Centre
33 Chapel Street, Buckfastleigh
Devon, TQ11 0AB
Plymouth Science Park,
1 Davy Road, Derriford,
Plymouth, PL6 8BX
Studio 18, The Glove Factory Studios,
1 Brook Lane, Holt,
Bradford-on-Avon, BA14 6RL
Registered Office: 01364 701150
Plymouth: 01752 426144
Holt: 01225 251600