What do I need to know about Initial Ecological Assessments (IEAs)?
An IEA (also sometimes referred to as a Preliminary Ecological Appraisal) is a baseline ecological survey that is often required to demonstrate that protected wildlife has been considered as part of your Planning Application. The IEA is usually the step one of the ecological survey process.
The IEA should be submitted with your Planning Application, or it may be asked for as part of the Planning Consultation phase before your Planning Application is approved.
Contact us to arrange a no obligation site meeting to discuss your requirements and options.
What does an Initial Ecological Assessment involve?
- A walk-over survey & assessment of the site habitats present
- A Biodiversity Records Search (if required) to identify known protected wildlife in the vicinity
- An assessment of the suitability of the site to contain protected wildlife
- A ‘Preliminary Roost Inspection’ for bats if any buildings are to be impacted by the proposed works
- An overview of how the proposed works may impact protected species groups that may be present
- Recommendations for further surveys that the Department of the Environment/Planning will require prior to determination. Further surveys will always be avoided if at all possible
- Mitigation measures to be followed, if this will avoid the requirement for further surveys to be undertaken
Exact costs will depend on the size of your property, plus the scope and complexity of the proposed works. An inital site meeting will allow us to fully discuss your project and ensure the best value approach.
Costs from £375*
*There may also be a charge from Jersey Biodiversity Records Centre