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We conduct habitat restoration, often on degraded sites, under licence from Natural England. UES also offer Environmental reinstatement, Woodland Management and Invasive Species Control.

Habitat design and creation

All developments have the potential to impact on habitats, and the species which are supported by them. We work to ensure that this is a positive and not a negative impact, and believe that working with the legislation rather than against it can provide positive results both for the developer and for wildlife in general.

Simple and relatively low cost measures such as bird and bat boxes, attached to buildings and trees, or built into the structures themselves can provide an improvement in habitat quality and help to encourage species which are in decline. Planting regimes which encourage insects and butterflies are another simple way to improve the quality of a habitat.

The creation of ponds is a big help to amphibian species such as the Great Crested Newt.

We have experience in habitat design and creation ranging from small developments through to large pipeline schemes and golf courses.

Call us for advice specific to your project.

Case Studies

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...