Rowan Ecology & Education Support will carry out Phase 1 Habitat, Extended Phase 1 surveys and Phase 2 surveys

Phase 1 Habitat Survey

The Phase 1 Habitat Classification and associated field survey technique provide a standardised system to record semi-natural vegetation and other wildlife habitats. The approach is designed to cover large areas of countryside relatively rapidly. It presents the user with a basic assessment of habitat type and potential importance for nature conservation. Each habitat type/feature is identified by way of a brief description of its defining features. It is then allocated a specific name, an alpha-numeric code, and unique mapping colour.  Important findings are recorded as target notes and may identify areas which require more in depth study.

Extended Phase 1 Survey

This is more detailed than the basic Phase 1 in that it also gives consideration to biodiversity, legal and planning context, nature conservation value, protected species and other notable features.  The report for such a survey would also include recommendations or mitigation to comply with the relevant legislation. 

Phase 2 survey

This type of survey will generally involve the use of the National Vegetation Classification (NVC).