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Client Testimonials

If a potential client was on the fence about whether to work with Five Valleys Ecology or not, what would you say to them?

'Yes, definitely. The most prompt and friendly ecology service I came across, and of all the trades we have employed they have been one of the best, keeping us updated at all times'.

How did you benefit from working with Five Valleys Ecology?

'Very understanding of timescales which allowed us to get the plans submitted at the earliest possible point'.

What made you believe that Five Valleys Ecology was the best for achieving your desired result?

'Friendly and helpful service. Prompt replies to all questions and enquiries, emails a very good format. Very understanding of our timescales'.

Why did you specifically select Five Valleys Ecology for this project?

'I found Five valleys Ecology and after talking to Tim who was professional, friendly and helpful and receiving a competitive quote we selected them to do the work'.

A. Philpott, Gloucester

'I was very impressed with Five Valleys Ecology who helped us address a potential risk to the project commencing. I would have no hesitation in recommending or using them again'.

Steven Lee, Environment Agency

'It has been a pleasure working with Five Valleys Ecology who have been forthcoming with excellent advice in a timely manner'.

Tom Stanley, Associate Director at Colliers International

'We were pleased with a swift response and final report within 3 weeks of the quotation for the work, thus securing the required credits under the Code for Sustainable Homes'.

Geoffrey Bowman, Chartered Architect

'Whilst this process has been a little frustrating for me, I'm very happy with the outcome and specifically the excellent professional service you have provided in terms of both quality and responsiveness'.

Mr P. Roost, Longhope, Gloucestershire

‘Thank you once again for your very prompt and professional service'.

Mr J. Gravell, Amberley, Gloucestershire

Following full planning permission to go ahead enlarging a farm building we required a tool box talk to ensure that Great Crested Newts were safeguarded. We looked online for a local ecology firm and ended up with a short list of three companies. Five Valleys Ecology was chosen and from initial contact to attending the meeting the service was excellent. Tim Smith took the trouble to explain the need for the meeting and offered helpful, practical advice which we have followed and are now in a position to commence work on site. If in the future we require the services of a ecology firm we would have no hesitation of engaging Five Valleys Ecology again and would certainly recommend them to other potential clients.

Judie Crisp, Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire.

Five Valleys Ecology Ltd


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Survey Season Calendar

Download a copy of our latest Ecology Survey Calendar (pdf, 210 K) to help avoid costly delays to your projects due to missing ecology survey windows.

Start of the Great Crested Newt Survey Season

Surveys for great crested newts (GCNs) can be undertaken from mid-March to mid-June depending on weather conditions. Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) require survey information before planning applications are determined in accordance with Paragraphs 98 and 99 of 'ODPM Circular 06/2005 Biodiversity and Geological Conservation'. We recommend that clients consider the requirement for newt surveys now and plan ahead. Do not miss the narrow GCN survey window. Contact us now to book in surveys and for further advice.

Supreme Court Ruling on the 'Deliberate Disturbance' Offence

In the case of Morge vs Hampshire County Council [2011] UKSC 2 on appeal from: [2010] EWCA Civ 608 the Supreme Court has overruled the Court of Appeal and given a more cautious interpretation of the Article 12(1)(b) 'deliberate disturbance' offence. The Supreme Court believed that the Court of Appeal had set the threshold for 'deliberate disturbance' too high. Whilst no minimum threshold was given by the Supreme Court, a leading environmental lawyer has reviewed the case and believes that in some circumstances disturbance of one or two individuals of a European Protected Species (EPS) may fall within the offence.

Five Valleys Ecology Receive an Ethical Award from the Ethical Company Organisation

Five Valleys Ecology are delighted to have received an Ethical Award and accreditation from the Ethical Company Organisation in recognition of our strong commitment to ethical business practices. The research team stated 'Five Valleys Ecology are commended for puting ethical and environmental considerations at the heart of their business and for providing an ethical alternative within their sector'.


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