Compare Habitat Survey prices
Compare Habitat Survey prices
Arbtech are one of the leading providers of ecological consultancy in the UK today, combining speed and low cost to deliver a flawless service that really meets your needs. Whether you need a protected species survey for newts, badgers, birds or reptiles, we have the expertise and clout to get your project moving forward, fast, whether you’re in Southampton or Sunderland.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us and ask away!
You need your tree survey fast. Luckily for you, speed is what we do best. Arbtech are the UKs leading provider of habitat surveys and arboricultural impact assessments for planning permission.
Our directly employed habitat surveyors travel to your site from our offices throughout the north and south, or based locally to you. We have office locations in Bedfordshire, Cheshire, Kent, London, Surrey, Sussex, and 12 home-based, full time, direct employees spread throughout England and Wales.
Some of our clients include..
“We have used Arbtech on quite a number of projects over the years. Their quality and fast turn around make them great value for money.”Neil Arkwright – Redrow Homes
“We enjoy a very good relationship with Arbtech stretching many years. From habitat surveys to protected species licenses, Rob and team provide a cost effective and thoroughly considered service. We have pleasure in recommending them.”Laurence Holder – Octagon Developments
“On time and on budget. We don’t put our clients in anyone else’s hands. Any time we need a bat survey or tree report, Martin and co are our first and only call.”Ben Beth – Creepers Design
“I was so pleased with the efficiency and professionalism of Arbtech. We were very concerned about the planner’s request for a bat survey, but Martin and Alex made sure that we got the information we needed and not a minute late. You can quote me on this.”Richard Rose – Student Housing Builder
“Rob and Arbtech are efficient, commercially-minded, extremely competitive, experts at what they do, punctual and deliver to a very high standard – you couldn’t ask for more.”George Kelly – Ramboll
“Arbtech consistently go above and beyond their remit to provide an excellent service. Incredibly proactive, they has turned around a difficult situation and saved us time and money. The property team at L.B. of Lewisham wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.”Jo Hunneybell – Property Team, London Borough of Lewisham
“It’s a very easy decision to hire Arbtech, and I would recommend you do so for any issues related to trees, ecology and protected species. They are fast and commercially minded. Exactly what we needed – my clients are very impressed.”Adam Woodhead – Geocore Site Investigations
“Arbtech have worked for us on a number of occasions and always provides a professional service. The guys understand the needs of clients and always aim to exceed expectations. I’d have no hesitation in recommending them to others.”Richard Dean – Elan Homes
“Very knowledgeable and reliable consultancy across the ecological and arboricultural consultancy spectrum. Highly recommended!”Alun Evans – CgMs Planning
“The Arbtech team always achieve great results on the projects we have worked on together and we intend to work on more projects in the future.”Andrew Cross – DWA Architects
“I’m a Senior QS for a main contractor. Robert’s team are always very professional, courteous and most helpful – not to mention having great service and response times. We will definitely use Arbtech’s services again.”Dean Povey – Seddon
“You produced surveys for many projects I’ve been responsible for. Efficient, with an excellent understanding of the field and a pro-active, helpful approach. We continue to use you time and again.. and you never fail to impress.”Mike Macausland – BB Partnership
“Robert and his staff are always happy and willing to accommodate us at very short notice. One of our engineers recently commented to me, that Arbtech are ‘head and shoulders above the rest’.”Howard Pratt – HSP Consulting
“Arbtech were literally FANTASTIC. They were cheapest by far, and not only came out to site but delivered my report inside of 4 days. A big thank you to Rob and the team.”Gary Newman – Private Developer
“I would like to pass on my thanks to Martin who is a credit to your organization as he acted with courtesy, integrity and diligence. He instilled faith and confidence and kept me updated at all times.”David King – IBM Corp
Arbtech are one of the leading providers of phase 1 habitat surveys in the UK today, combining speed and low cost to deliver a flawless service that really meets your needs. Whether you need a survey for newts, badgers, reptiles, or any protected species, we have the expertise and clout to get your project moving forward, fast, whether you’re in Southampton or Sunderland.
ODPM Circular 06/05 – a central government planning policy document that specifically deal with biodiversity and conservation –sets out clearly that local planning officers must place store on applicants’ attention to the conservation and enhancement of habitats and protected species, when determining a planning application. Naturally, it is difficult to achieve this without making the results of ecological surveys available with your application.
In this way, you demonstrate that you have embraced their policy and made protected species a material consideration in your design process. In turn, this ensures that the planning office cannot reject your application on the grounds of insufficient information provided and so must deliberate your application without delay.
We guarantee that your local authority will accept our report, so you never have to worry.
Why might you need a basic or scoping survey? How fast can it be done? Is it suitable for your scheme? Good questions. In brief, a protected species scoping survey is appropriate for very small or simple sites, or where only one or two protected species are at risk. An example of a basic or scoping survey might be, a Habitat Suitability Index survey for great crested newts, or a breeding birds survey. In isolation, this level of survey effort is highly unlikely to be suitable for a large or complex scheme, unless you have been told so explicit by your council's planning office. If you want more in depth answers to your questions, contact us, and ask away.
It sounds technical, but it really isn’t. A Phase 1 Habitat Survey is simply a form of biological study, or assessment, which, using the methods set out in the Joint Nature Conservation Committee’s handbook for Phase 1 Habitat Survey, reports on the various species and habitats which show observable evidence of being present, or at risk, if further study is not undertaken. IT includes a habitat map which is important for customers who may have sustainability commitments such as Ecology for Code or BREEAM. More often than not, we can undertake a P1HS in under a week, and on most sites, that’s the end of the line for us. Occasionally though, you might need something a bit more comprehensive. That’s the next level of survey up (See right).
What is an ‘extended’ survey, and why might you need it? How quickly can it be done? The extended element simply means that you have procured records data from a third party, normally your council or local wildlife trust. This data is then presented in your report, along with the P1HS results. There’s no real optimum time of year for habitat surveys of any kind, though summer naturally makes vegetation identification easier. Generally, we can undertake these surveys in a week to a week and a half (including the time waiting for data to arrive), and like with anything at Arbtech, it’s low cost and efficiency that sets up apart.