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Cornwall Environmental Consultants consists of a team of friendly, dedicated and enthusiastic ecologists and landscape architects with a wealth of experience and expertise in their chosen fields. They are supported by an experienced management and administration team to ensure that every aspect of delivery across the range of CEC services is seamless.

The team is normally based at CEC’s offices just outside Truro, Cornwall, however during the current situation we are all now working from home. Contact details for each team member are available on their profile.

Alternatively, call us on 01872 245510 or contact us to discuss your project and requirements.

Jenny Stuart Principal Ecologist Tel 01872 302 314 / Mob 07970 780 179 BSc (Hons), MSc, CEnv, MCIEEM, Cbiol, MRSB

Jenny has worked for CEC for 16 years and is the Principal Ecologist.

She undertakes all types of ecology work including Phase 1 Habitat Survey; dormouse, badger, otter, reptile surveys/ advice; EcIA (Inc for EIA); HRA; BNG advice and calculations; Licensing (see below); Building with Nature, BREEAM.

• General work: reporting, consultation / liaison with design teams, statutory consultees and planning depts; project management of complex projects;

• Project types: roads and transportation, housing and mixed use developments, industrial/ business developments; schools

Jenny is a Building with Nature Assessor.

Registered on dormouse licence for survey; several recent mitigation licences

Registered on badger class licence to allow sett closures, etc

Stephen Adams Senior Ecologist Tel 01872 302 310 BA (Hons), MSc, CEnv, MCIEEM

Steve has worked for CEC for 22 years.

Steve’s work includes Extended Phase 1 habitat surveys, NVC, badger, otter, bats and reptile surveys. Also Biodiversity Net Gain assessments, calculation and reporting. PEA, EcIAs and ES ecology chapters. Shadow HRAs, management recommendations and plans.

Steve holds Natural England Badger, Bat (Level2) & Dormouse licences.

Ben Wyatt Ecologist Tel 07825 070 611 BSc (Hons) ACIEEM

Ben has worked for CEC for 5 years as an Ecologist.

Ben undertakes a broad range of ecological work including phase 1 habitat survey, reptile, otter, dormouse, breeding bird, bat activity and badger surveys.

He holds Great Crested newt licence and a CSCS card.

Cathy Shaw Ecologist Tel 01872 302 312 / Mob 07787 423 559 MSc BSc(Hons) ACIEEM

Cathy has worked for CEC since June 2017.

She is a multi-skilled ecologist having over 6 years’ experience working in this field. She undertakes a wide variety of ecology consultancy work, including: extended phase one habitat surveys, protected species surveys; reports including Preliminary Ecological Appraisals (PEA), Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIA), Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA) and Appropriate Assessment (AA), Ecological Mitigation & Enhancement Schemes (EMES) and Landscape and Ecology Management Plans (LEMP); mitigation works; extensive mapping (using GIS & AutoCAD); Biodiversity Net Gain and Ecological Clerk of Works. She also undertakes Farm Advice Work for Cornwall Wildlife Trust and helps deliver planting plans for the Landscape Team.

She holds Natural England protected species licences for dormouse, barn owl, bats (level 1) and great crested newt (level 1), as well as a CSCS card.

Landscape Architect Team

- go to Landscape Services page
Louise French Senior Landscape Architect Tel 01872 302 313 / Mob 07812 009 384 CMLI

Louise is a Chartered Landscape Architect with over 24 years' experience in both the public and private sectors covering the management and delivery of a wide range of environmental projects.

She has considerable experience in carrying out landscape and visual assessments (including EIAs), landscape and townscape characterisation, sensitivity and capacity work and green belt review. She regularly provides advice on the design and implementation of built development, green infrastructure, landscape and public open space components of planning applications; delivering schemes from the intial masterplanning stage through to detailed design, implementation and management.

Throughout her career she has worked on a wide range of landscape and urban design schemes including public parks and open spaces, green infrastructure, green town development, urban regeneration projects, airports, business parks, civic squares, hotels and tourist accommodation, highways schemes and streetscapes, commercial premises, residential and mixed-use development, school grounds, play areas, hospitals and sheltered accommodation, country parks, coastal village improvements/protection schemes, energy sectors schemes, landfill restoration, mineral reclamation schemes and habitat restoration and creation projects.

Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute - 2003

Graham Sansom Landscape Architect Tel 01872 302 315 / Mob 07966 319 974 BSc(hon) DipLM CML

Graham has worked for CEC for 8 years.

Whilst at CEC, Graham has worked on a range of projects including landscape design, Landscape & Visual Impact Assessment, and habitat and biodiversity enhancement. As well as having great project management skills his particular interest lies in designing landscapes for people and wildlife, hard landscape design and planting design. He has completed numerous projects with CEC including Bournemouth Pier Approach Public Realm works, the proposed Stadium for Cornwall landscape design and design of residences for Falmouth University.

Graham achieved Chartered status with the Landscape Institute (CMLI) in 2012.

Through his project work Graham has developed excellent capabilities in the use of digital technology and 3D design

Amanda Neal Assistant Landscape Architect and GIS Technician Tel 01872 302 319 BA Hons ALI

Amanda has worked for CEC for 9 years (nearly 10).

Amanda joined CEC in 2011 as an Assistant Landscape Architect, since then she has become the GIS Technician supporting the ecology team in addition to her landscape role. She has been able to adapt her vast experience in graphic design to produce creative ideas and high-quality visualisations for presentation.

Her interests lie in the practical application of sustainable and ecological design principles in site planning and planting design. Working on environmentally responsible designs such as Making space for nature and Green infrastructure for Growth which provided attractive and functional planting for all users within the local community. Working as part of a design team to produce high quality public and private spaces for various housing developments – the soft landscape schemes form an integral part of a strong landscape framework capable of supporting each scheme in the long-term as well as responding to ecological and wider landscape issues.

Bat Team

- go to Survey page
Steve Marshall Senior Ecologist with the Bat team Tel 07752 618 205 MCIEEM

Steve has worked for CEC for 18 years.

Steve’s work includes everything from simple bat and owl assessments to project management, surveying and reporting on large scale developments and road schemes.

Steve holds the following licences: 2015-11878-CLS-CLS for his surveying licence.

2015-11877-CLS-CLS level 2 covers his voluntary work and training.

Bat Mitigation Class licence (BMCL) and he also has a CSCS card.

Dave Hunter Bat Ecologist Tel 07717 840 795 BSc (Hons), MCIEEM

Dave has worked for CEC for 16 years, first as a subcontractor from 2004 - 2007 then as a full-time employee since 2007.

Dave is experienced in bat and barn owl surveys, reporting, mitigation licensing, project management and client liaison on small and large scale developments, including house extensions, barn conversions, schools, residential/ business developments and road improvement schemes.

Dave holds the following licences:
• Barn owl survey licence
Bat survey licence Level 2

• Bat Mitigation Class Licence

• Bats in Churches Class Licence

• CSCS card

Management and Administration Team

Natasha Collings-Costello Managing Director Tel 07825 070 611 MEnv Sci, CEnv, CSci, MCIEEM

Natasha Collings-Costello is Managing Director of CEC, Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s consultancy arm. An experienced Ecologist and Environmental Manager, Natasha is skilled in Environmental Impact Assessment, Ecological Impact Assessment, Protected Species Assessment, Environmental Awareness, Water Resource Management, Biodiversity Net Gain and Environmental Policy. Natasha holds a first class MEnv Sci focused on Ecology and Environmental Science from the University of Southampton and has achieved Chartered Environmentalist and Chartered Scientist status. Natasha is a full member of CIEEM, the author of Cornwall Council's Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Document, and a contributing author to Cornwall Council's Climate Change Development Plan Document, Cornwall Council’s European Protected Sites Supplementary Planning Document, and British Standard BS42021.

Phil Hills Principal Landscape Architect and Environmental Services Consultant Tel 07879 416058 / Mob 01872 302 311 BA (Hons), DipTP, DipLA, CMLI

Phil has worked for CEC for 18 years, joining in 2002.  He has worked in design, biodiversity and development since the 1980s. He is also spokesperson for Cornwall Chamber of Commerce on environmental matters and is Treasurer of the Landscape Institute South West branch.
Phil is the Principal Landscape Architect, leading CEC's team of four landscape professionals undertaking landscape design, landscape and visual impact assessment, environmental impact assessment and management of arboricultural surveys.  He also leads on related environmental services.
Phil undertakes a range of work including client liaison, conceptual and detailed design, wetland design, environmental impact scoping and assessment, open space planning, preparation of construction environment management plans and Japanese Knotweed Management Plans.
Recent training has included Environmental Impact Assessment and CDM Regs.

Kirsten Roots Administrator Tel 01872 245 510

Kirsten provides vital admin support to the whole CEC team and is the main contact for Bat and Barn Owl Assessments. She is very experienced in administration and office duties, but since working for CEC is also now becoming a bit of an expert when it comes to bat surveys!

Emma Savage Business Administrator

Emma looks after a range of business related aspects of the company including managing CEC’s current Health and Safety, Quality and Environmental ISO Standards and ensuring these accreditations are met on an annual basis.

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