Spindle Ecology offers a full suite of ecological services to support your project, from initial feasibility, through planning and construction phase works to aftercare.


Our ethos is to provide high-quality, reliable ecological services at competitive rates. We offer cost-effective, practical solutions to help achieve your project objectives. Our core services are:

Planning Support

  • Feasibility studies
  • Desk studies
  • Phase 1 habitat surveys, extended to include checks for invasive species such as Japanese knotweed, Giant hogweed and Himalayan balsam, and protected species including identification of features with bat roost potential
  • Detailed Phase 2 surveys for most commonly encountered species e.g. great crested newts and common amphibians, common reptiles, badgers, otters and water voles
  • Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA) reporting for developments not requiring Ecological Impact Assessment
  • Ecological chapters of Environmental Statements for EIA scale projects
  • Biodiversity Management Plans
  • Planning condition closeout reports
  • Construction method statements and mitigation plans for protected species
  • Liaison with planning authority ecologists and statutory consultees about your project

Construction Phase Works

  • Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) services and advice on good ecological practice
  • Hand searches/site supervision for great crested newts (survey licences held for England, Wales and Scotland) and common reptiles
  • Nesting bird checks prior to vegetation removal
  • Pre-construction ecology surveys
  • Toolbox talks
  • Internal auditing and arranging external independent audits e.g. for method statement compliance
  • Full ecological project management

Post-Construction Aftercare

  • Updated ecological surveys e.g. for protected species (against pre-construction baselines)
  • Compliance checks
  • Habitat management advice
  • Monitoring

This list is not exhaustive, so please get in contact if there are any other areas on which you require support.

Spindle Ecology also offers the skills of an experienced ecologist to other local consultancies, to allow you to meet your project needs at times of high demand and at short notice, without the need to recruit full-time staff.


Contact us:
M: 07729 111077  
E: sarah@spindleecology.co.uk