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Professional ecological consultancy

About Helix Ecology

Helix Ecology is an independent Somerset-based consultancy providing a range of ecological services in support of planning applications and other land-based developments. We deliver ecological consultancy services locally and throughout the UK. Our core area is southwest England (Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire).

Helix Ecology provides objective and pragmatic advice, delivering timely and cost-effective solutions for our clients whilst promoting sustainable development and environmental gain. Our clients come from a wide range of private and public sectors.

We would love to help you with your project. Contact us today for impartial advice and a free quote.  Please note that some surveys are restricted to certain times of the year: download our ecological survey calendar for more information.

Ecological surveys

Ecological surveys

For planning and development, and habitat and conservation management. Read more

Phase 1 habitat surveys

Habitat surveys

Phase 1 habitat survey, extended Phase 1 survey, hedgerow survey, buildings and trees (protected species). Read more

Protected Species Surveys

Protected species surveys

Protected and priority species: badger, barn owl, bat, bird, brown hare, dormouse, great crested newt, otter, reptile, water vole, white-clawed crayfish. Read more

Specialist bat surveys and licensing

Specialist bat surveys and licensing

European Protected Species mitigation licensing, and Bat Mitigation Class licensing. Advanced survey techniques including aerial tree surveys, trapping (mist net, harp trap, acoustic lure) and radio-tracking. Read more

Preliminary ecological appraisal (PEA) and ecological impact assessment (EcIA)

Preliminary ecological appraisal (PEA) and ecological impact assessment (EcIA)

Impact appraisals and assessments for planning applications and developments. Read more

Mitigation and management plans

Mitigation and management plans

Meeting biodiversity obligations by minimising impacts and providing net gains. Read more

Helix Ecology on Twitter

Have a stiff neck from counting 642 soprano pipistrelles out of one roost - 45 minutes of squabbling before they were all out! (The 100+ common pipistrelles using the other end of the building seem to have moved on.) Biggest pip roost I have personally encounted in Somerset.

- July 19, 2018

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Latest ecology news

Bat Mitigation Class Licence

Earlier this month Natural England launched the Bat Mitigation Class Licence (BMCL) to replace the Bat Low Impact Class Licence (BLICL). Read More

Get in touch

Brandish Street Cottage
Brandish Street
Allerford, Minehead
Somerset, TA24 8HR

T 01643 862 318  E