Ecological Impact Assessment

HDA ecologists are accomplished in preparing ES Ecology Chapters (EcIAs) for a wide range of schemes.

project examples


Working with ASP, HDA helped Knight Developments achieve a resolution to grant planning permission for this scheme of 103 homes in Wealden District.The site is within the High Weald AONB and within 7km of the Ashdown Forest SPA/SAC. HDA’s inputs included landscape, ecology, masterplanning and expert witness.


HDA provided ecological and arboricultural input in support of the successful EIA application for the construction of up to 5150 residential dwellings and associated employment, education, infrastructure and open space at approximately 262ha of land at Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire. The work was carried out on behalf of Lands Improvement Holdings (LIH). The work also included …


HDA has co-ordinated ecological surveys and produced the Ecology chapter to the Environmental Statement for a scheme to develop 132 ha of land as a mixed use development at Biddenham in Bedfordshire. The scheme includes a 40 hectare Country Park and Nature Reserve. Within the Nature Reserve, HDA have created ponds specifically to receive a …