An independent, expert ecological consultancy based in Stroud, Gloucestershire. Established in 2013, our approach is finding pragmatic, cost-effective solutions to development and planning projects. We tackle small or large scale projects throughout the UK with the same attention to deliver a personal and high quality service. With our national network of associates, we offer our clients a wide range of ecology services.
Founder and Principal Ecologist
James has ten years experience in ecological consultancy, particularly in managing projects involving protected habitats and species throughout the UK. He holds protected species survey licences for bats, dormice, great crested newts, barn owls and water voles. His consultancy skills include expert witness at public inquiry, ecological evaluation and assessment (EcIA) and devising mitigation schemes. He has extensive experience of managing the ecological work associated with small and large scale developments in the housing, rail, retail and energy sectors.
James is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).
Qualifications and training include:
- EUSR, BESC, National Grid Person qualified
- confined spaces trained
- qualified in tree climbing and aerial rescue
Mob: 07889 593 965
“We're a small and growing ecology consultancy. If you need an efficient, expert and cost effective survey or are unsure of your survey requirements, do not hesitate to contact us for a friendly, no commitment discussion on the ecological elements of your planning or development projects."
James Pattenden, Founder and Principal Ecologist