Biodiversity net gain – what the new Environment Bill means for developers
27th March 2019
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
15th November 2018
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
21st May 2018
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
15th November 2017
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
30th June 2017
During the season of bat monitoring, our team is also devoting time to help conservation groups - with some rewarding results
19th June 2017
Bats are on the move, roosting and breeding - and time is ticking for ecological surveys needed to support this year's planning applications
10th May 2017
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
12th April 2017
Fantastic, long-awaited news this week for our client Rotolok.
Newt protection levels may be set to change
20th March 2017
"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
15th February 2017
With surveying season about to start, it's timely to share our ecology calendar - a handy guide to annual windows for UK species.
A reflection on Kingston Mills
19th July 2016
It took 15 years for a disused manufacturing site in Wiltshire to be consented for mixed use development.