Impact Assessments

An ecological impact assessment is commonly required to support the delivery of more complex schemes and projects.

Types of Impact Assessments we can help with

Ecological Scoping Opinion


Expert Witness

Fauna & Flora Chapter (EIA)

Appropriate Assessment (HRA)

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Ecological Impact Assessments

Focus Environmental Consultants are experienced in the delivery of large, complex or controversial projects where a higher level of planning and legal scrutiny is involved. Such projects include those that are likely to have a ‘significant impact’ on the environment and may therefore fall under the remit of European Legislation like the EIA Directive and the EC Habitats Directive.

Any project having an impact on an ‘important ecological feature’ such as a legally protected species or priority habitat will typically require an Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA) to support a successful planning application.

Why Choose Focus Environmental Consultants for Your Ecological Impact Assessment?

Our in-house team of expert ecological consultants benefit from advanced training in environmental law and the application of the EIA Regulations (Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations 2017) and Habitats Directive. Our experience gives you the confidence that we can support your project from initial concept through detailed design phases, consultee liaison and where necessary, legal inquiry.

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Our Knowledgeable Ecologists Can Help

Focus Environmental Consultants can provide advice, surveys, reports and formal proofs as required for the following:

  • Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA)
  • Flora & Fauna Chapter of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Ecological Scoping Opinion
  • Appropriate Assessment under the Habitat Regulations (2017)
  • Expert Witness, Appeal Hearings & Public Inquiry

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