Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey

Most planning applications these days need to be accompanied by some form of documentation discussing the likely implications for the natural environment.  The most basic information used is the Phase 1 Survey which identifies the habitats likely to be lost or affected and usually extended to assess the risk of protected species being present on the site. This information is valuable in planning where to put development and what the hurdles are likely to be by way of protection and mitigation.  Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees Borough Councils realise how useful this information can be and over the past two years they have part funded INCA to carry out Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey across land which is allocated for development in those areas.

Here at INCA, having carried out comprehensive field surveys over the last two years across the Boroughs of Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees,  we have now entered the data onto our GIS so that should any of our members or other potential developers be considering projects we can provide this initial information which is the first step towards a planning application.