Swift Ecology benefits from a strong cross-over between local authority and consultancy ecology experience amongst its staff, which places it in a strong position to help clients navigate through the complex planning process. We have built up excellent working relationships with local authorities, architects and clients and as a consequence, a very high percentage of our work comes from repeat business. Finally, we believe that good communication, reliability and a personable, friendly approach is an important element in developing good working relationships and achieving successful planning and biodiversity outcomes.

Swift Ecology provides high quality ecological consultancy services to clients including developers, utilities, local authorities, government bodies, landowners, conservation organisations, and academic and professional institutions. Our services include:

Habitat survey and assessment including:

Protected species survey, assessment and mitigation including:

Protected species licensing:

Invasive non-native species survey

Discharge of Condition:

Ecological evaluation and Biodiversity Net Gain plans:

Preparation of conservation management plans:

DNA analysis service for UK and Ireland mammal species ID:

"Responsive and always professional, they have been a reliable contractor to work with and their enthusiasm for their field together with real world pragmatism has been of great benefit to the project."

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"I have sought the assistance of Mike Sharp in connection with a number of development projects and I have, always, found his advice to be practical, his approach pragmatic and his dealings with clients professional."