Focus Environmental Consultants
Our core area of expertise is in the production of specialist ecological and arboricultural reports and advice to support planning applications. Our comprehensive services include Preliminary Ecological Appraisals (PEA), Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIA), Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) assessments, tree constraints surveys and Arboricultural Impact Assessments (AIA). We specialise in protected species surveys, licensing and mitigation requirements. We are also building an enviable reputation for innovative habitat creation and management solutions.
What’s more, your project will receive a dedicated Lead, who will guide you through the process and handle any challenges.
Contact our team today for free advice and a transparent quote. Your project is safe in our hands and we can’t wait to get working with you!
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What our customers say
Principal Environmental Manager, Speller Metcalfe
As the principal representatives of Speller Metcalfe Environmental Management, I require skilled, knowledgeable, agile and approachable ecological subcontractors. Having worked within Environmental Management for 18 years, achieving Chartered status, I have worked with many ecological specialists, both within Britain and internationally. I can say, with no hesitation, Focus is my priority selection in their field of expertise.
The team’s knowledge base is unquestionable, and this is demonstrated by the accuracy and precision of their range of services. Further, there personal approach allows my company to feel valued, effectively as an extension of our team.
Focus are agile enough to support a principal contractor at the sharp end of works, offering realistic and achievable mitigations that support construction but absolutely unquestionably support, regulatory and moral obligations.”
Director, Tetlow King Planning
I am very pleased to write on behalf of Tetlow King Planning in support of your recent work supporting an application and appeal for a recent large housing proposal at Calne, Wiltshire.
In my dealings with Focus Ecology I have found the team to be very organised, professional, focused, honest and quick to act. This was even more evident when working with Graham, as at all times you provided pragmatic advice tailored exactly to the client’s and site’s complex needs. Your work at the appeal hearing was a masterclass in how to deliver specialist advice in an open, informative and persuasive manner, getting buy-in from the Inspector, the local authority’s expert and interested parties in the face of stiff opposition. This carried on to the appeal site visit, in which the delivery of your expertise was central to showcasing how ecology can be effectively managed and development mitigated. This provided the client with the greatest chance of securing a valuable planning consent.
I have no hesitation in recommending you to our clients and look forward to working alongside you in the future.
Principal Planner, Zesta Planning
We’ve been working closely with the friendly team at Focus over the last year in relation to a greenfield housing development in Worcestershire. They have helped us to overcome obstacles at every stage of the process, from the initial validation of the application right through to the appeal which is currently being dealt with by public inquiry. The site presented a number of challenges including a range of protected species issues and priority habitats. Focus have played a pivotal role in the process and have ultimately helped us to secure a favourable recommendation from the Council’s Ecologist and design for substantial biodiversity net gains on site whilst maximising the site’s development potential. We’re looking froward to working with Nat, Graham and the rest of the team at Focus on future projects.
I am one very happy client!
I am so thankful for your service, it has been a pleasure dealing with you and your company. Professional, friendly, realistic, don’t waste no time or money, passionate for what you do and easy to work with. I would highly recommend your company to anyone.
Focus Environmental supported us on site whilst we removed the roof of our house. They conducted site surveys and a toolbox talk to ensure the builders fully understood what they needed to do if they found bats or nesting birds. Everyone who we dealt with was knowledgeable and helpful. I highly recommend Focus Environmental.