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Phase 1 Habitat Survey and Biodiversity Checklist;

O’Sullivan Macfarlane have successfully undertaken Phase 1 Habitat Survey and Biodiversity Checklists for a wide range of clients. Our fully equipped in-house trained team of Ecologists and Environmental Consultants can undertake Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey and Biodiversity Checklists for a wide range of developments to clients in Northern Ireland, UK and Republic of Ireland. All site surveys are carried out in line with best practice (British Standard 42020:2013), and are designed to meet the requirements of the Strategic Planning Policy Statement for Northern Ireland (SPPS) and Planning Policy Statement 2: Natural Heritage (PPS2).

Ecology Services include;

• Extended Phase 1 Habitat Assessments;
• Biodiversity Checklists;
• Ecological Assessments;
• Invasive species surveys;
• Protected species surveys.

With a combined experience of over 20 years, drawing on experience from both the private sector and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, we have significant expertise in the fields of ecology and brownfield redevelopments. All our work is provided in-house using locally qualified specialists.


Background to Phase 1 Habitat Survey / Biodiversity Checklists

The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) Phase 1 Habitat Survey provides a standard record of habitats and ecological features on a site. it is a key appraisal tool required for most planning applications, and often helps to determine the need for the assessment of any protected species in the immediate vicinity of the proposed development site.

It is recommended that any works undertaken as part of a Phase 1 Habitat is undertaken a suitably qualified Ecologist with experience of site assessment local habitats