Ecological & Protected Species Consultants based In Cardiff

Habitat & Vegetation Survey

River Corridor & River Habitat Surveys

River Corridor & River Habitat Surveys

Watercourses of one kind or another present particular issues both for the surveyor and the developer. DCE Ltd staff have experience in using a wide range of survey and assessment techniques, including standardised methodologies such as River Corridor Surveys (RCS), River Habitat Surveys (RHS) and various macroinvertebrate monitoring and assessment methods.  While plant and macroinvertebrate…

Extended Phase 1 Survey

Extended Phase 1 Survey

Extended Phase 1 surveys give you an idea of what might be on your site They tell you what the potential constraints and opportunities are, and what other survey work you might need to commission in order to get your development through the planning system. This type of survey is often less costly than specialised…

Habitat Surveys

Habitat Surveys

Extended Phase 1 Habitat surveys give you a clear idea of what is or may be present on your site, and these are based on Phase 1 vegetation survey technique which was first developed by the former Nature Conservancy Council in the 1980s.  Since then, a range of more sophisticated methods have emerged for the…

National Vegetation Classification Survey (NVC)

National Vegetation Classification Survey (NVC)

Most developments will not require an NVC survey, although the local planning authority may occasionally require more detailed botanical surveys to be carried out before allowing a development to go ahead. NVC surveys may be requested when a development will have an impact upon a protected site such as a Site of Special Scientific Interest…

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