BSG Ecology is an award-winning, independent ecological consultancy. We provide a complete ecology service, from fieldwork and baseline survey to impact assessment, biodiversity management, project design and expert witness advice.

Residential & Commercial Development

Survey, Consultation, EcIA, CEMPs, LEMPs, SQEs and BREEAM

Public Sector

Planning Application Advice, Technical Review, SCAPE


Survey, Advice, Impact Assessment, Restoration Design


Specialist Advice, Impact Assessment, Mitigation Advice & Public Inquiry

Built Heritage & Historic Landscapes

Protected Species Advice, Site Management & Training

Protected Species

Advice, Survey, Mitigation, Licensing & Assessment

Expert Witness

Expert Witness Advice, Public Inquiries & Hearings


Survey, Analysis & Assessment, Mitigation, Habitat Management & Advice

Phase 1 & Botanical Survey

Phase 1 Habitat Survey, NVC Survey, Mitigation, Translocation


Survey, Assessment, Advice, Mitigation & Management

Ecological Impact Assessment

Screening & Scoping, Survey, ES Chapters & Design Input

NPPF 2018: Sustainable Development and Biodiversity Net Gain

This is the first of a series of short articles on biodiversity and the new NPPF. Here, we summarise what the guidance has to say about sustainable development and biodiversity net gain. We also look at whether we are now clearer about how net gain is to be measured, and whether we are likely to see...

Plans for a new cultural quarter in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Last month the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan set out a £1.1bn vision for East Bank at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. BSG Ecology has provided ecological advice to the project team led by Allies and Morrison working closely with LDA Design the landscape architect.

Oxford North – Oxford’s new urban district – public consultation begins

BSG Ecology has been part of the professional team that has worked to bring forward proposals for the Oxford North development over the last 5 years. We are delighted that the project has now reached the public consultation stage, which started on Friday 23rd June.