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Hazel dormouse. East Devon

Otter Survey and EcIA of road scheme.

Richard Green Ecology - Ecological Consultancy

About Us

Richard Green Ecology Ltd was formed in July 2010 by Richard Green BSc(Hons) CEnv MCIEEM. Prior to this Richard worked for Halcrow Group Ltd as a Principal Ecologist/Environmental Scientist (for 9 years) and undertook ecological consultancy work as a sole trader. Prior to this, he worked for the Environment Agency as a Conservation Officer (for 9 years).

We currently employ four full-time ecologists and also take on seasonal staff over the summer.

We have a wealth and breadth of ecological knowledge. Having worked on both sides of the industry, we have developed a keen understanding of business needs and statutory requirements. Our people skills and customer care ensure that the needs of both the environment and the client can be met, and we have a proven track record of delivering successful and sustainable outcomes.

As a small and independent ecological consultancy we provide innovative expert services promptly and at reasonable rates. We are based in East Devon (near Exeter) but offer nationwide services.

All of our technical staff are members of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.

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We are accredited with the CQMS Safety Scheme.

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Richard Green Ecology is our preferred ecological consultancy. They provide a fast and efficient service, and demonstrate an excellent knowledge of planning related ecological issues and practical mitigation solutions. Their client focussed and cost-effective approach is invaluable when dealing with ever-increasing planning requirements relating to ecology and biodiversity.
David Shanley, David Shanley Architects

I’ve worked with Richard for several years and, as well as being an acknowledged bat expert, he is an ecologist with a wide range of experience of other species and habitats and in the preparation of documents. I’ve always found that Richard responds promptly and efficiently to requests for information and has a positive and pragmatic approach, when helping to resolve often conflicting environmental issues, which is always a benefit to any project.
Catherine Holland, HollandBryan Associates, www.hollandbryan.co.uk

We have used Richard Green Ecology to carry out wildlife surveys and offer advice on a number different highway schemes. By engaging them early in the design process we have been able to minimise the surveys required. This in turn has reduced the timescales involved and reduced costs.
Robert Richards, Devon County Council

Richard Green Ecology have acted for us on a number of schemes and have provided us with prompt, clear and useful advice on ecological issues. I would be happy to recommend them to clients.
Iestyn John, Bell Cornwell Chartered Town Planners, www.bell-cornwell.co.uk 

We have always found Richard Green to be very quick to respond to queries, coming to site visits and producing reports after a site visit, and practical in finding ways to preserve bats and roosts and keep within the law while facilitating building works and programmes.
Jonathan Rhind, Jonathan Rhind Architects, www.jonathan-rhind.co.uk

The Bugford project was convincing to Natural England, who confirmed the negligeable impact of the proposal on the ecology and landscape setting. This has to be a major result, though in highways, etc. there is policy resistance still to be overcome. But I have to say that I remain very impressed with your contribution and guidance.
John Hewitt, Hewitt Studios, www.hewittstudios.co.uk

Thank you for your excellent and very useful report. It helped sway the Committee to approval.
Barry Marmot, Marmot Associates, www.marmot-tor.com

I think your report was excellent; lucid and very interesting. Thank you.
Alison Baguley

Thank you so much for your amazing detailed report on the Old Quarry Field. What a lot of work you have put into it.
Audrey Stradling