The Great Crested Newt – time to look after a protected species
When you think of native British creatures, you might think of hedgehogs, red squirrels, or even deer. However, the Great Crested Newt – while perhaps not as cute – is vitally important and a protected species.
Out and about with Engain
Engain and the Land Rover at large this week conducting ecological and environmental site surveys - whilst keeping a safe distance.....
Boosting project sustainability
Congratulations to our consultant Jonny, who is now fully BRE qualified as a CEEQUAL assessor.
Planning permission for historic Wiltshire site
Following extensive work on a complex site in rural Wiltshire, we're delighted that planning permission has now been awarded to progress with development of Holt Tannery - a mixed scheme housed on a particularly technical site.
Engain Appointed to Homes England National Framework
We are delighted to have partnered with Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design and CampbellReith consulting engineers for a Joint Venture (JV) contract awarded by Homes England for the 2018-2023 Multi-disciplinary Framework.
Biodiversity net gain – what the new Environment Bill means for developers
While we await the government’s response to consultation results, it’s a useful period in which to review current site plans, to ensure future compliance and secure a valuable approach to sustainability.
Spring forward: application planning for 2019
Our heritage specialists have been supporting a number of developers and estate owners - providing consultancy and robust ecological data, to protect assets, ensure a balance in project benefits and enrich applications planned for the new year.
Two years in the life of an assistant environmental consultant
Since joining us as a graduate, Jonny has played an important role in some major European infrastructure projects. And we thought it time to shine a light on his work.
Capture of rare species wins national recognition
Congratulations to Emily Wood from our ecology team, who has won the 2017 Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) photo competition.
Back to our roosts: bat conservation
During the season of bat monitoring, our team is also devoting time to help conservation groups - with some rewarding results
Bats are on the move, roosting and breeding - and time is ticking for ecological surveys needed to support this year's planning applications
Engain continues to make waves in the energy field; this month our ecology and environmental teams are working on two major European power projects
Go ahead given to luxury island hotel development
Fantastic, long-awaited news this week for our client Rotolok.
Newt protection levels may be set to change
"There are signs that the high level of protection afforded to great crested newts could change before Brexit - with possible implications for developers" according to Matt Davies, our head of ecology.
Ecology survey calendar – guidance for the year ahead
With surveying season about to start, it's timely to share our ecology calendar - a handy guide to annual windows for UK species.