Phase 1 Habitat Mapping

Our team member Michael has completed a certificate in Phase 1 Habitat Mapping and is now suitably qualified and trained to conduct them!


Michael volunteers for local wildlife charities on his days off and has completed several Ecology and Conservation courses. Michael is currently volunteering to help conservation work at Kersal Moor and Little Woolen Moss in Greater Manchester. He is also a Salford Ranger Volunteer and assists with maintaining Buile Hill Park and other locations in Salford that require volunteer assistance. 


A Habitat Survey is an essential preliminary step in land development assessment and often becomes necessary at the request of the local planning authority. This process ensures that any potential development adheres to environmental regulations. The cornerstone of this evaluation is the phase 1 habitat survey, a comprehensive analysis conducted prior to the confirmation and processing of a planning application.


The Phase 1 Habitat Map encompasses a thorough survey of a plot of land, unveiling intricate details about indigenous flora and fauna. More notably, this meticulous investigation unveils potential wildlife habitats such as Badger sets or bat roosts. The survey demands a deep understanding of plant and animal species across the seasons, recognizing that plants can undergo visual transformations throughout the year.


The precision and dependability of these surveys are essential, given their pivotal role in protecting endangered species and upholding legal mandates. Ensuring that accurate and reliable assessments are conducted is incredibly important.


By laying the foundation for subsequent ecological appraisals, the Phase 1 Habitat Survey paves the way for deeper explorations if the need arises. This proactive approach not only safeguards sensitive habitats but also supports informed decision-making in future developmental endeavors.