Case Studies

United Environmental Services have worked on numerous projects from small household bat surveys to complex major capital schemes. Our field teams work across the UK and have expertise across many disciplines.

Below are a few brief examples of the projects we have worked on.

For more information on the kind of work we do and how that can benefit your project please contact us

Case Studies

Phase 2a for High Speed 2 (HS2)

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December 2016
Site: Phase 2a for High Speed 2 (HS2) - from the West Midlands to Crewe Client: Biocensus c/o Arup ##Project overview In spring 2016 UES were subcontracted ... more...

EcIA at Lingley Mere, Warrington

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October 2016
Site: Lingley Mere Business Park, Warrington Client: Muse Developments ##Project overview UES was commissioned to produce a suite of ecological reports in or... more...

Reptile translocation in Gloucestershire

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September 2016
Site: Lydney, Gloucestershire Client: MMC Land and Regeneration ##Project overview UES was commissioned to produce a suite of ecological reports in order to ... more...

Protected species surveys in Lydney

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August 2016
Site: Lydney, Gloucestershire Client: MMC Land and Regeneration ##Project overview UES were instructed to carry out ecological surveys on a former golf cours... more...

Surveys in Hebburn, Northumberland

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March 2016
Site: Former shipyard in Hebburn, Northumberland Client: MMC2 Protected species / habitats: bats, birds, invertebrates, reptiles and saltmarsh ##Project over... more...

Bat scoping survey in Bidston, Wirral

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February 2016
Site: Bidston, Wirral Protected species: Bats ##Project overview UES were appointed by a local developer to undertake bat surveys of a house in the Bidston a... more...

Bat surveys of 31 schools across England

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February 2016
Site: 31 schools across England including Yorkshire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Greater London and Kent. Client: Education Funding A... more...

GCN surveys and licensing in Cheshire

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January 2016
Site: Robinsons Nurseries, Cheshire Client: Robinsons Nurseries Ltd Protected species: Great crested newts ##Project overview UES were appointed by Robinson... more...

Bat & GCN surveys in Runcorn, Cheshire

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December 2015
Site: Runcorn, Cheshire Client: Cranford Estates Protected species: Great crested newts & bats ##Project overview UES carried out a preliminary ecological a... more...

Bat surveys of 6 schools in Nottinghamshire

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December 2015
Site: 6 schools in Nottinghamshire Client: Education Funding Agency and Kier Construction Protected species: Bats ##Project overview UES were commissioned b... more...

BLE maternity roost in Watlington

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November 2015
Site: Watlington, Oxfordshire Protected species: Bats ##Project overview UES carried out a bat scoping survey of a private residential dwelling in October 20... more...

Bat surveys in Colchester, Essex

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October 2015
Site: Colchester, Essex Client: Dishland Ltd Protected species: Bats ##Project overview UES were appointed by Dishland Ltd to undertake ecological surveys ... more...

Bat survey of Llandudno Police Station

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September 2015
Site: Llandudno Police Station, Conwy Client: North Wales Police Protected species: Bats and breeding birds ##Project overview UES were appointed by North W... more...

Bat & bird surveys of 85 houses in Wrexham

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September 2015
Site: 85 properties in Wrexham Client: Wrexham County Borough Council Protected species: Bats and breeding birds ##Project overview Wrexham Council commissi... more...

Bat surveys in Anfield, Liverpool

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August 2015
Site: Anfield, Liverpool Client: Liverpool City Council Protected species: Bats ##Project overview UES were appointed by Liverpool City Council to undertake... more...

PEAs along railway lines in Staffordshire

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August 2015
Site: Railway lines in Staffordshire Client: Network Rail ##Project overview In the summer 2015 UES carried out a number of preliminary ecological appraisal... more...

Badger survey in Worcestershire

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April 2015
Site: Evesham County Park, Worcestershire Client: Eagle One Country Shopping Ltd Protected species: Badgers ##Project overview UES carried out a preliminar... more...

Bat scoping survey of Lidl in Holyhead

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February 2015
Site: Lidl, Holyhead Client: Lidl UK GmbH Protected species: Bats ##Project overview UES were commissioned by Lidl in February 2015 to undertake a bat scopi... more...

Reptile surveys of 4 schools in Kent

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January 2015
Site: 4 schools in Kent Client: Education Funding Agency Protected species: Reptiles ##Project overview UES have completed reptile presence / absence survey... more...

GCN scoping survey in Sheerness, Kent

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October 2014
Site: Proposed site for a new school in Sheerness, Kent Client: Education Funding Agency c/o Gleeds Protected species: Great crested newts ##Project overview... more...

Bird surveys in Sandbach, Cheshire

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September 2013
Site: Albion Chemical Works, Sandbach, Cheshire Client: WSP Environmental Protected species: Schedule 1 breeding birds ##Project overview UES were appointed... more...

European Protected Species Licence for Bats

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March 2013
UES is currently preparing a European Protected Species License application for bats issued by Natural England. The application is for the demolition and redeve... more...

Conservation management plan

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October 2012
UES were recently commissioned to create a long-term conservation management plan for a quarry in Cheshire. The quarry is to be restored using inert excavation ... more...

Natterjack toad walk in Merseyside

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April 2012
UES took part in a natterjack toad walk at a site in Formby Merseyside. The walk was organised by Paul Rooney from Liverpool University. The walk took place at... more...

Bat survey near Chester

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April 2012
A bat scoping survey and bird scoping survey of a farm building in Golborne, Cheshire was carried out by UES. Golborne is a small village south of Chester. T... more...

Bat survey in Wilmslow, Cheshire

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March 2012
UES have completed a bat survey and habitat survey of a property in Wilmslow, Cheshire. Bat surveys of the buildings on site consisting of initial building ins... more...

European Protected Species Licence - Bats

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February 2012
UES have recently completed a European Protected Species Licence application for a building in Oxfordshire. Bat surveys were conducted by UES in September 201... more...

EXP1 & Code for Sustainable Homes

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January 2012
UES have recently been commissioned to complete Extended Phase 1 Habitat Surveys and Code for Sustainable Homes: Category 9 (Ecology) assessments for 7 sites in... more...

Bat scoping surveys in Liverpool

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November 2011
UES have recently been commissioned to complete bat scoping surveys of 70 houses in Edge Hill, Liverpool for Powell Demolition and Builders Ltd. The houses are ... more...

Landscape plan for Lingley Mere BP

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November 2011
UES have completed a landscape plan for Lingley Mere Business Park in Warrington. The development at Lingley Mere is set to provide a total of 1.25 million squa... more...

Bat scoping survey in Lancashire

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November 2011
UES recently completed a bat scoping survey of a house and associated outbuildings in Lancashire. Our client has plans to demolish a number of buildings onsite ... more...

Phase 1 Habitat Survey in Winchester

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November 2011
UES recently completed an Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey of an old mill in Winchester. An Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey involves mapping the habitats on the ... more...

Bats and badgers in Buckinghamshire

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November 2011
UES conducted a full bat survey of a barn in Marlow, Buckinghamshire in September 2011. Our client plans to change the use of the barn from agricultural to a dw... more...

Bat and ecological survey in Swindon

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October 2011
UES recently completed a bat and ecological scoping survey of a farm in Swindon. Our client has plans to demolish a number of buildings on site and convert othe... more...

Dormouse survey in Oxfordshire

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September 2011
UES have recently completed a dormouse survey of a site in Oxfordshire. The proposed development involves the removal of a number of trees along a woodland edge... more...

Breeding bird survey in Knutsford, Cheshire

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August 2011
UES have completed a breeding bird survey of a site in Knutsford, Cheshire in order to meet planning conditions. A breeding bird survey involves recording bird ... more...

Bat survey in Cranage, Cheshire

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August 2011
UES have completed a bat presence/absence survey at a site in Cheshire. Our client intended to demolish a house and re build on the same plot. Bat surveys were ... more...

Extended phase 1 habitat survey in Deeside

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August 2011
UES have completed an extended phase 1 habitat survey of a site in Deeside, North Wales in order to inform the client of any potential impacts their development... more...

National Vegetation Classification survey

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August 2011
UES have recently completed a National Vegetation Classification (NVC) survey of a woodland in Cheshire in order to inform the client of any potential impacts t... more...

Badger survey in Puddington

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July 2011
UES were commissioned to undertake a site walkover survey of a small dog training site in Puddington, Near Frodsham, Cheshire. The survey had been asked for by... more...

Bat scoping survey in High Wycombe

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July 2011
UES completed a bat scoping survey of St Francis Church in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. The bat scoping survey consisted of an external building inspection a... more...

Bat survey of nursing home in Staffordshire

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July 2011
UES recently completed a bat survey of a nursing home in Kings Bromley, Staffordshire. The bat survey consisted of a full internal building inspection and a ful... more...

Extended phase 1 survey in Oxfordshire

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June 2011
UES have completed an extended phase 1 habitat survey of a site in Oxfordshire in order to inform the client of any potential impacts their development would ha... more...

Arboricultural report at Tarbock, Prescot

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June 2011
UES have been involved at Tarbock for a number of years in an ecological and arboricultural capacity. Tarbock Hall is a 86 hectare parcel of land west of Liverp... more...

Great crested newt survey in Cheshire

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June 2011
UES were commissioned in June 2011 to conduct a great crested newt pond scoping survey to assess potential presence of great crested newts within 250m of the de... more...

Water vole survey in Tarbock, Liverpool

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May 2011
Tarbock Hall is a 86 hectare parcel of land west of Liverpool on which developers intend to restore the dilapidated farm buildings as luxury houses, and also cr... more...

Landscape design in Knutsford, Cheshire

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April 2011
UES completed an Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey of a derelict farm in Knutsford, Cheshire. The site is rural with land use dominated by improved pasture, hedge... more...

Bat scoping survey in Hale, Cheshire

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March 2011
UES have completed a bat scoping survey of a residential property in Hale, Cheshire. The property is in a poor state of repair and our client has plans to demo... more...

CPD training for Architects in Oxford

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February 2011
United Environmental services were invited to carry out a presentation for a group of architects in Oxford. The presentation which was part of the groups' con... more...

Bat scoping survey in Bootle, Liverpool

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February 2011
UES have completed a bat scoping survey of a small industrial site in Bootle near Liverpool. The bat scoping survey consisted of internal and external buildin... more...

Ecological appraisal and landscape design

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January 2011
UES initially completed an Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey and ecological appraisal of a site in Loughton, Essex. The proposed site footprint, currently a mosai... more...

Landscape design in Loughton, Essex

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January 2011
UES were commissioned in the winter of 2010 to carry out a Phase 1 habitat survey of a site in Loughton, Essex. The site which is in the grounds of a retirement... more...

Bat scoping survey in Manchester

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January 2011
United Environmental Services were commissioned to carry out a bat scoping survey of a building in Manchester. The building is a wholesale fashion outlet close ... more...

Extended phase 1 survey in Lancashire

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January 2011
UES have completed an extended phase 1 habitat survey of a site in Lancashire for Seddon Homes in order to inform the client of any potential impacts their deve... more...

Great crested newt trapping scheme

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November 2010
Project summary In 2008/09, UES were instructed to conduct a Great Crested Newt (GCN) mitigation scheme for Augean PLC at Slipe Clay pits in King’s Cliffe, n... more...

Bat mitigation measures Mobberley

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November 2010
A house renovation project in Mobberley which included building bat boxes into the Gable end wall has recently been completed. The house originally had slate ha... more...

Habitat creation for MMU Crewe

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November 2010
United Environmental Services were commissioned to design mitigation measures for birds and bats into the new sports science centre at Manchester Metropolitan U... more...

Breeam Habitat Survey, North Wales

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November 2010
UES were commissioned to conduct a Phase 1 Habitat Survey of a site in Mochdre, North Wales. The developer has plans to construct a small house on the site. The... more...

Breeam Habitat Survey in Birmingham

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November 2010
UES were commissioned to provide an Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey of o high rise office complex near Edgbaston in Birmingham. The Survey is to provide informa... more...

Ecological surveys and advice in Congleton

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October 2010
In August 2010, United Utilities and their associated agents The Vinden Partnership applied for planning permission for slope stabilisation works adjacent the ... more...

Bat licensing and mitigation Oxfordshire

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October 2010
Our client approached us for mitigation advice following a bat survey on a former farm barn in the village of Holton in Oxfordshire. The original surveys had be... more...

Ecological Surveys near Nantwich in Cheshire

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October 2010
United Environmental Services were commissioned to carry out an Extended Phase 1 Habitat survey, bat surveys, barn owl surveys and to provide advice on any grea... more...

Bat survey in Timperley, Cheshire

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October 2010
United Environmental services were commissioned to carry out bat surveys of an industrial site in Timperley, Cheshire. The site consists of a series of large in... more...

National Bat Monitoring Program

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October 2010
United Environmental Services have participated in this years National Bat Monitoring Program (NBMP) which is organised by the Bat Conservation Trust. UES carri... more...

Aerial tree inspections

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October 2010
Bats often use cracks and holes in trees to roost. many bat surveyors will only inspect trees from ground level using binoculars. In some cases this is adequate... more...

Bat surveys using the Anabat system

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June 2010
Bats have evolved over millions of years in a way which has made it difficult for predators to find them. This is good for the survival of bats, but it makes fi... more...

Bat surveys near Holmes Chapel, Cheshire

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June 2010
We have recently completed a full bat survey at a property near Holmes Chapel in Cheshire. The property had been empty for over 18 months and was in a poor stat... more...

Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey Flintshire

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May 2010
United Environmental Services have completed an Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey of a site near the town of Flint in North Wales. The site has been a dis-used br... more...

Extended Phase 1 habitat Survey Crewe

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May 2010
United Environmental Services were commissioned to carry out an Extended Phase 1 habitat survey of a farm building and its surrounding habitat Close to Hartingt... more...

Bat EPS Licence Berkshire

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April 2010
We are currently writing a European Protected Species Method statement for a development in Hurst near Reading in Berkshire. This follows on from bat surveys w... more...

Demolition of old mill buildings

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February 2010
United Environmental Services were commissioned to carry out bat surveys on a series of old mill buildings in Tunstall near stoke on Trent. The buildings on the... more...

Major Pipeline Survey

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January 2010
UES were commissioned by a Northwest based utilities company to carry out survey work for a major pipeline in the north west of England. ##Planning The propo... more...

Tarbock Hall Golf Course

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January 2010
Tarbock Hall is a 86 hectare parcel of land west of Liverpool. The land was used for agriculture until 2000 when it was sold to a team of developers who wanted ... more...

Aerial Photography

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January 2010
we use detailed aerial photography in many ways both before and after surveys. Aerial photography provides a very quick overview of a large area of ground which... more...

Water Vole Assessment

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January 2010
##Overview UES were appointed by Gundy Excavations to carry out a series of Water Vole surveys in the Tarbock Green area of Merseyside. UES conducted an ‘Envi... more...

Breeding Bird Surveys

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January 2010
UES were commissioned by Augean PLC to conduct breeding bird surveys prior to site clearance. The 20 hectare site at Kings Cliffe was an extensive area of dist... more...

GCN trapping and relocation

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November 2009
Augean PLC own and manage various hazardous waste landfill operations across England. In 2008/09, UES successfully won the tender to conduct a great crested n... more...

Mapinfo GIS Software

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October 2009
Mapinfo GIS (geographic information system) software is a powerful mapping program. Mapinfo uses ordanance survey mapping data and enables us to create custom m... more...