Coronavirus covid-19

Date: 11 May 2020

This notice is to inform you about the measures Betts are taking regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus. Our aim remains as always to keep you, our staff and others safe. In addition to the below, please be sure to keep aware of, and followGovernment advice:

  • We have been working hard to implement measures to allow a return to work whilst diligently observing Government safety measures for protection against the virus;

  • We are accepting enquiries for ecological surveys at;  

  • We are expecting to begin to restore survey and site management work from 1st June 2020 after finalising preparations by the end of May;

  • Please be aware that restoration of all services will be a gradual and careful process and that several safety measures such as social distancing, protective equipment and dynamic risk assessment will apply, so operationswill often take longer than they used to;

  • Staff will remain based at home but telephone and email communications will be restored to pre-crisis status as soon as possible.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Our thoughts and best wishes remain with everyone as we all work to attenuate the crisis caused by this virus.

Ecological consultancy & land management services

An ecological consultancy company established in 1985, Betts offers UK-wide ecological solutions and surveys, in addition to open space land management services; assisting property developers, land owners, planners, architects, homeowners and public authorities to meet their environmental and planning compliance needs, before, during and after construction.

Ecology Services

Our ecology surveys and services have been supporting property developers and landowners throughout the UK with their biodiversity and planning requirements since 1985. All our ecological consultants are members of CIEEM.

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Developing a new housing site? Learn about our open space management services, designed with your frustrations in mind. We can help your planning process, create your biodiversity plan and adopt the land for ongoing maintenance on behalf of the residents.

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Does Betts manage the open space in your residential area? Log in to your dedicated estate page and understand how we work to serve your community and sustainably enhance your local, natural environment.

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We highly recommend Betts Ecology for a lot of reasons, namely; consistency of performance, responsiveness, fairness in pricing, honesty and reliability
Mike Jelf, Bell Homes

Betts is an ecological consultancy company with national reach. Our head office in Worcestershire, we cover the Midlands, Wales and the south of England, with teams in Yorkshire and the North East. We offer a wide range of ecological solutions, surveys and conservation land management work that actively promotes and supports you with your requirements for the biodiversity management of open space. Natural land management solutions are available for all types of residual land throughout the UK, ranging from basic amenity mowing and litter-picking to complex, ecologically sensitive sites.

Helping you to fast-track planning consent

We work with many business types and operators including property developers, land owners, transport, highways and general site managers. Our expertise in ecological surveys helps to navigate our clients through often-complex projects to ensure that environmental compliance is met in terms of planning regulation, whilst suitably enhancing the ecological aspects of the land. We offer the optimum balance of being commercially in tune with our clients’ needs whilst being fully equipped to provide guidance and practical solutions that will allow the land to flourish in an environmentally positive way for many years to come.

In-depth ecological consultancy solutions

As a highly-skilled ecological consultancy company working across the UK, Betts undertakes a comprehensive list of ecological solutions including main types of survey, delivering a meaningful and useful report. We guide you through the process and draw on our in-depth knowledge of government ecological planning policy and legislation. Whether it’s bat surveys, newt surveys, bird surveys, protected species surveys or overall habitat surveys, our highly experienced ecological company can help you understand exactly what you need to know and advise you on the best solution.

Ongoing site maintenance and land management

Our environmental and ecological consultancy work often leads us to public open space land management projects and we currently manage many estates for which we were instrumental in developing a biodiversity plan for, as part of the environmental compliance for planning requirements. We work closely with property development teams and land owners to achieve their specific objectives, taking the strain out of this specialist area of biodiversity management.

In practical terms, we can also manage the open space during and after the construction phase, in line with the management plan established. This might mean mowing, weeding, hedging, planting and other important site maintenance. Wherever possible, we seek to enhance the natural habitats of the sites that we manage, creating pockets of nature for people to enjoy on their doorsteps. Whatever ecological solutions or environmental conservation work you require, please call our Worcestershire offices to find out how our experts can practically help you.


How can we help you?

Contact us today to see how we can assist you with your ecological or land management issue. 

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