Ecology Services

Rail Accredited Surveyors

RammSanderson brings a wealth of experience to all rail projects. We have a team of dedicated in-house PTS qualified staff and offer an experienced workforce capable of undertaking any rail project. We are a Sentinel RISQS approved contractor and have vast experience in working on Network Rail Managed Infrastructure sites. […]

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Arboriculture Surveys

British Standards 5837:2012 ‘Trees in Relation to Design, Demolition and Construction – Recommendations’ Survey.  BS5837 tree surveys are required as a means of recording tree data and their dimensions when carrying out development or construction close to trees. These surveys are often requested by the local planning department as part of […]

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Ecology Surveys

Download our Ecology Survey Calendar Ecology Industry Update (Jan17): Download our newsletter on the recent DEFRA and Natural England policy changes for Licensing & Low Impact Class Licences and how these may benefit your site: eps-policy-change-licl-update Phase 1 Habitat Surveys Ecological Impact Assessment Habitat Regulations Assessment Preliminary Ecological Appraisals Biodiversity Impact Assessment […]

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Flood Risk Assessments

RammSanderson Ecology Ltd are experienced in preparing site specific Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) to National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and TAN15 standards suitable for planning.

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Reptile Surveys

Reptiles, including grass snake, slow worm, adder and common lizard (amongst others) are present throughout the UK. Where habitats are considered suitable it may be necessary to complete surveys for these species. We have the capability to undertake reptile surveys across the country at the appropriate time of year. Where […]

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Bat Surveys

All species of British bat are fully protected under UK and European legislation. Our licensed ecologists undertake initial daytime assessments of buildings and trees to assess their potential to support roosting bats, then follow this up with pragmatic yet robust advice in order to fully investigate the situation.  Further surveys […]

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Bat Surveys - RammSanderson Ecology

Great Crested Newt Surveys

The great crested newt is a European Protected Species which has suffered long term declines. Consideration of their presence within 500m of any permanent loss of habitat (250m for temporary work) is considered within all of our preliminary ecological appraisals. While newts spend up to 75% of their lives on […]

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Phase 1 Habitat Surveys

Phase 1 Habitat Surveys follow the industry standard (JNCC) methodology as recommended by the Charted Institute for Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). This method forms a useful baseline in assessing a sites condition and ecological value based on the habitat characteristics and key indicator species. This approach incorporates the detailed […]

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Badger Surveys and Mitigation

Survey techniques include: Site assessments for presence / absence of setts; Remote monitoring using infra-red trail cameras; and Bait marking and territory mapping. Surveys are ideally undertaken between early spring and late autumn when badgers are most active and mark their territories using ‘latrines’ and when vegetation cover is lower […]

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Bird Surveys

Our experienced and licensed ornithologists have the capabilities to undertake a wide range of ornithological work. In the UK birds are protected under national and European legislation. Section 40 of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities (NERC) Act National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) imposes a duty on Planning Authorities to […]

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