Who we are:

Established in 1991, Cheshire Ecological Services Limited (CES) is the consultancy arm of Cheshire Wildlife Trust, to which all profits are covenanted. CES is a member of the Association of Wildlife Trust Consultancies (AWTC) which enables our clients to benefit from the nationwide support and expertise of that organisation. CES ecologists are members of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). Our clients can also be assured that CES has full Public Liability, Products Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance cover and operate under a comprehensive Health and Safety Policy.

What we do:

We are consultant ecologists and so provide ecological services usually in connection with planning applications. The planning  process often triggers a request for the applicant to have an ecological survey.

CES conduct ecological surveys and provide reports which can then be submitted to the planning department. If protected species are found during such a survey CES has the expertise to formulate a mitigation strategy and if neccessary write a development licence application. In some cases this can mean moving animals to a different area so that the development can proceed. In other cases this may be timing development activities so that animals are protected and developers adhere to wildlife legislation.

Unlike many of our competitors CES has an experienced field team to carry out services in connection with protected species mitigation. Field team services include the installation and maintenance of wildlife exlusion fencing and habitat creation and management.

Where we work:

We are based in Cheshire and so are ideally placed for projects within the county as well as North Wales, Greater Manchester, Derbyshire, Lancashire and Shropshire. As part of the AWTC we have also been part of nationwide projects whilst still providing local expertise.