Based in Sussex and Hertfordshire, we are an independent ecology consultancy that provides ecological services to clients across the UK. We remove obstacles and enable developments to progress by providing pragmatic solutions to ecological issues.

Our comprehensive understanding of UK wildlife legislation and planning policy has helped get numerous projects off the ground. Our clients rely on us to manage their projects smoothly and produce the highest quality outputs to fulfil their requirements.

All our ecologists are members of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management and work to the Institute’s Code of Professional Conduct, British Standard BS42020 and best practice guidelines.

We strive to add value throughout the development process and provide an excellent service at competitive rates. If you require specialist ecological advice, we’ve got all the experience you need.

“Babec have completed a number of biodiversity surveys and ecological reports for us. They are quick to respond, very professional and practical in their outlook, and always provide the work on time and to a high standard. We will definitely continue to use them in the future.”
Samantha Holliday, Associate at BuroHappold Engineering
“Babec proved to be an invaluable member of the team, working pro-actively to achieve a successful outcome and meet the Council’s objectives in terms of legal responsibilities, cost and programme. They were key in assisting to mitigate the ecological risk associated with the scheme.”
Rhys Hutchings, Contracts Manager at Crawley Borough Council
“Babec’s phase 1 habitat survey was very thorough and their toolbox talk provided clear guidelines to ensure the landscaping team could work effectively without disrupting established habitats.
Amanda Robinson, Public Realm Officer at CVU
“I contacted Babec after being informed by the council that I needed a bat report for planning. Babec explained the process and were soon on the ground completing dusk and dawn surveys. They then produced an easy to understand method statement for the council, who subsequently granted me planning consent. Babec helped progress my planning application and were friendly and professional throughout.”
Private homeowner, East Sussex
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