Ecosulis Deliver in Devon and Cornwall

Posted by Hannah Maben - BSc (Hons) MIEEM on 8/07/2011

Since opening our Exeter office 12 months ago Ecosulis’s presence in the south west has continued to grow.  We have secured a number of large projects for various clients across a range of sectors.  Here is a selection of examples:

Housing and mixed use developmentsEcosulis ecologists have/are undertaking ecological surveys for various large scale housing developments in Devon and Cornwall.  These ecological surveys have/will inform the masterplanning process including maximising the benefits of green infrastructure and sustainable development

Treliske Innovation CentreEcosulis ecological consultancy team has been appointed to act as the Suitably Qualified Ecologists in respect to the BREEAM associated with this development. Ecosulis countryside management team has also been acting as Ecological Clerk of Works and undertaking ecological contracting including habitat manipulation in respect to reptiles.

Ecosulis's ecological consultants and countryside management teams have been brilliant up to now in supporting us with mobilisation of construction and BREEAM works at Treliske Wellbeing Innovation Centre, Cornwall.  Ecosulis was recommended to me by colleagues dealing with their Bath office and my experience with their Exeter office has been exceptional with quick delivery and competitive prices.  To date Ecosulis has completed the following works: BREEAM Offices Ecology Report, Ecological Clerk of Works and reptile habitat manipulation. We look forward to continue working with Ecosulis on the remainder of this project and other projects in the future”.  Project Manager – Western, BAM Construction Ltd

Siblyback Lake– Appointed earlier this year to resolve a number of issues raised by the Local Planning Authority (LPA) for a new cable driven water ski facility at Siblyback Lake.  This exciting development represents an inward investment of one million pounds and although there are already exiting recreational facilities at the site its location within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) had generated a number of concerns.  Ecosulis quickly obtained a Screening Direction from the LPA reversing an informal opinion that the development required an Environmental Impact Assessment saving our client both time and money.  We then went onto produce a landscape and visual impact assessment and a BS 4142 noise assessment to clearly demonstrate that the development could be realised without significant adverse effects on the AONB and local residents.  Ecological surveys were undertaken to support the planning application.  With the help of Ecosulis, the planning has since been secured and there will be further ecological input at the construction phase in the form of pre-works surveys, input into Construction Environmental Management Plans and Ecological Clerk of Works.  We look forward to see the facility operational by the end of the summer.

"Ecosulis were professional and helpful at all stages of the process, and were able to balance the aims of our development with the protection of the natural environment; this was especially important to us as a leisure and conservation charity, after all our strap line is conservation and leisure working together."  Head of Resource Planning – South West Lakes Trust

DartmoorEcosulis completed the planting of 9000 native broadleaved trees following the clear felling of 16 hectares of Japanese Larch on a site on the edge of DartmoorRead more.

Our Exeter office allows our environmental consultants, ecological consultants and countryside management team to continue to provide rapid mobilisation and cost effective service to clients across the south west region.