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Ecology Management Plans

Management plans are sometimes required to set out ecological mitigation and enhancement measures and to demonstrate how these will be carried forward to ensure that development projects are undertaken in accordance with wildlife legislation, National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and other local plans and planning policies. jh ecology regularly prepares such Plans to fulfil conditions applied by planning authorities.

We work extensively across core areas of the South-west including: Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire; the South-east including: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, London, Oxfordshire, Surrey and Sussex; and the Midlands including: Birmingham, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

Woodland management plan

Woodland management plan

The ecological management objectives specified in management plans are generally derived from an Extended Phase 1 habitat survey, which will identify the key features of ecological value of a site.

jh ecology has experience of providing advice for developed, natural and semi-natural habitats; and we work closely with clients and are able to deliver:

  • Tailored management plans for sites, habitats and species which provide sensible and practical recommendations to meet achievable management objectives.
  • Management plans which seek to deliver enhancement measures in line with national and local planning policies.
  • Management prescriptions which are simple to follow, and mindful of on-going management costs.
  • Management plans as required for BREEAM Assessments to minimise the long-term impact of development on a site’s, and surrounding areas, biodiversity.

Related Services

To assist towards achieving planning permission, or as required to discharge conditions once planning consent has been approved, jh ecology can provide input into and prepare the following documents:

  • Construction Ecological Management Plan (CEcoMP) – outlines measures to prevent impacts on retained habitats and protected species during the construction phase.
  • Landscape and Ecological Management Plan (LEMP) – outlines measures to prevent impacts on retained and newly created habitats and protected species post-construction.

Please contact us on or 01823 530 084 for further advice or help.