Ecological Reports

Do you need ecological reports for your land development or planning application? We’ve been helping people like you since 1985.

Starting at just £350, our ecological consultants provide you with exactly what you need – fast.

Commissioning ecological surveys can be a headache. We take the strain and advise you how to progress your planning application smoothly.

Whether it’s habitat appraisals or protected species surveys, work with long-standing experts and get the results you want.

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Bat surveys

A qualified assessment of bat presence; in buildings, underground and in trees. Be equipped with expert advice to act on.

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Badger identified in Extended Phase 1 survey

Badger surveys

Widespread across the UK, it’s important to understand the presence of badger communities ahead of land development.

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Arboricultural surveys

Planning departments will expect adequate protection of notable trees on your land. Our comprehensive surveys fully inform you.

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Entomological surveys

Our surveys determine the presence and significance of many insects, allowing for their accommodation in your plans.

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What is an ecological report?

You’ve most likely been asked to produce an ecological report because you’re progressing a planning application to develop a piece of land. Such a document is produced on completion of the necessary ecological survey. This must be done by a suitably qualified ecologist.

An ecological survey identifies the habitat or species in existence on a particular piece of land. There are general surveys and more specific investigations. The resulting report can be used to constructively discuss biodiversity issues that might be impacted by the land development and determine how best to mitigate against this. Proactive action like this will speed your planning application along.

How much does an ecological report cost?


There is no fixed price for an ecological report. Just as there is no fixed survey or report. You must discuss your specific requirements with an experienced ecological consultant as soon as you wish to progress your development project.

Most importantly, you should ensure that the work you commission is relevant to your project and that it will help to progress your planning application. Your ecological consultant should be able to help you scope this out.

At Betts, the cost of our ecological reports start at £350. Why not get in touch and let us give you an accurate quote for your specific project?

How long is an ecological report valid for?


Nothing is static in the natural environment and so the biodiversity of your land is likely to continually change over time. For that reason, it is generally accepted that ecological reports can remain valid for a period of 12 months. Beyond that time, you may be advised to reassess the situation, given that species can move around and habitats can change.

If you're considering a land development project, please get in touch with us as early as possible. We have a team of friendly experts that can answer all of your questions and work with you to achieve your goals.

Got a burning question about the ecological reports that you need? Please get in touch. After more than 30 years, we've probably been asked before. Save hours of research and ask our friendly team today. 

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