Preliminary Ecological Appraisal Initial habitat mapping will be carried out during the preliminary ecological appraisal. The surveyor will carry out a walkover of the site, mapping broad habitat types based on Phase 1 Habitat survey methodologies. More information can be found on the Preliminary Ecological Appraisal page. In many cases, this will be a sufficient level of habitat survey.
Botanical Survey Where habitats of greater value are proposed, more detailed botanical survey will be recommended during key growing periods. Survey will gather more detailed information on plant communities present and can be completed to either Phase 2 Habitat Survey or National Vegetation Classification level.
Reporting Findings of botanical survey work will typically be incorporated into an existing preliminary ecological appraisal report. This will include impact assessment and mitigation and/or compensation recommendations for any impacts to or loss of habitats.