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Ecological Clark of Works (ECoW)

LC Ecological Services provide comprehensive Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) services to ensure that your project aligns seamlessly with ecological legislation. As a leading ecological consultancy firm, we understand the delicate balance between development and preserving the natural environment. Our team of dedicated professionals is committed to providing tailored ECoW solutions that not only meet regulatory requirements but also exceed industry standards.

What is Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW)?

ECoW is a vital aspect of construction projects, particularly those taking place in ecologically sensitive areas. This specialised service involves the appointment of a suitably qualified ecologist to oversee construction activities and ensure compliance with environmental regulations. The primary objective of an ECoW is to minimise the impact of construction on ecosystems, species, and habitats.

Our Expertise

At LC Ecological Services, we bring a wealth of expertise to every project. Our team of skilled Ecological Clerks of Works has a deep understanding of ecological principles and local biodiversity, allowing us to provide effective guidance and support throughout the construction process. From conducting ecological watching briefs, managing species translocations to supervising the implementation of planning conditions we offer a comprehensive suite of ECoW services tailored to your project's unique needs.

Key Services

  1. Ecological Watching Brief

Our Ecological Watching Brief service involves on-site monitoring throughout the construction process. This proactive approach allows us to promptly identify and address any ecological concerns as they arise. Our Ecological Clerks of Works keep a watchful eye on construction activities, ensuring adherence to environmental regulations and implementing effective mitigation measures in real-time.

  1. Translocation

Our experienced team specialises in the safe translocation of species that may be affected by construction activities such as great crested newts and reptiles. Through meticulous planning and execution, we relocate flora and fauna to dedicated receptor sites, minimising any impacts to sensitive species and ensuring legislation is followed.

  1. Destructive Search

A destructive search is often required when construction works are likely to impact bat roosts in buildings. Our bat licenced ecologists are able to supervise destructive searches of buildings, ensuring the conservation of bats while guaranteeing legal compliance.

Why Choose LC Ecological Services?

Expertise: Our team comprises highly qualified, experienced Ecological Clerks of Works with a proven track record in delivering successful projects.

Licences: Our ecologists possess protected species licences for barn owl, bats, great crested newt, hazel dormouse, sand lizard, and smooth snake. By having the necessary licenses in-house, we streamline the process, eliminating the need for external consultants and reducing overall project expenses.

Compliance: We stay up to date of evolving ecological regulations and legislation to ensure that your project remains in full compliance throughout its lifecycle.

Customised Solutions: We understand that each project is unique. Our ECoW services are tailored to address the specific ecological challenges of your site.

Industry certification: Our team holds CSCS cards and Highways Passports, ensuring that we adhere to the highest standards of safety on all projects.

Contact us today to discuss how our Ecological Clerk of Works services can contribute to the success of your project.

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