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Ecology Services

Ecology surveys and assessments are required for many types of development and will need to be submitted with planning applications to ensure planners have sufficient information on which to base their decision.

By using the experience of our fully qualified team of ecologists here at Cornwall Environmental Consultants, you will not only ensure you are meeting your legal and planning requirements, but also help reduce delays and risks, ultimately saving you time and money.

Our ecology surveys will help you minimise the impact on wildlife and provide effective solutions to reduce the ecological impact of your proposal, whether it be a housing development, barn conversion, luxury hotel complex, or infrastructure.

So whether you are looking for a Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (also known as a Phase 1 Habitat Survey) or need ongoing support through the construction phase and beyond, the team at CEC can help.

If you require any further information please call us on 01872 245510 or contact us to discuss your project and requirements.

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Client: Trecombe Lakes

Trecombe Lakes Luxury Holiday Retreats

When the owners of a development of luxury holiday retreats in the Cornish Countryside wanted to expand, they turned to CEC for help.

Building on its success, Trecombe Lakes Luxury Holiday Retreats wanted to expand by creating six new lodges at their successful nine-acre holiday business, nestled around wet woodland and a network of ponds near Falmouth and the beautiful Helford River.

Working closely with the architects and planning consultant, CEC delivered a combined package of ecological, arboricultural, landscape design, Design and Access Statement and LVIA services to successfully support Trecombe’s application.

Jason West, of Trecombe Lakes, said that the role played by CEC was of vital importance.

The project was granted planning permission in April 2017, largely as a result of the application having addressed all sensitive issues in an easy to understand manner which was also well presented to the decision makers.

The CEC team ensured that close cooperation between the ecologist, tree surveyor, landscape architect and architect resulted in a highly integrated, sensitively designed scheme that did not affect the habitat and biodiversity value of the site, while greatly improving the holiday offering at Trecombe Lakes.

The proposed development sought to reduce the environmental impact during construction and operation, in line with the company philosophy and the natural setting of the site. CEC was able to assess this impact and monitor it effectively.


“CEC guided us through the various reports and this really helped clarify the shape of the development plans. Without this input we would have put in too big an application and, most likely, would not have succeeded.”

“CEC were very efficient, very professional and did a very good job. They were forthright and told you how it was; I prefer to work in this manner.

“The input of CEC was most important and their knowledge of the planning process was paramount. They knew all the issues so that we could make the most of the planning application, and obtain the most number of units in a balanced way.”

“We would definitely use CEC again and are already planning to use their services again shortly.”

Jason West - Trecombe Lakes
Contact us for more info
enquiries@cecenvironment.co.uk 01872 245510