Building communities is far more than an initial ecological and landscape assessment; essential is the vision of a completed community, which provides both human and natural wildlife habitats.
We work closely with the client, architect and all of the technical team to develop high quality spatial design which adds significant enhancements to biodiversity by providing habitat for any wildlife from European protected species or simply garden or farmland birds. See Project Portfolio for examples.
The key legal issue that arose at this site was the presence of the European protected species: the great crested newt.
The key ecological and planning policy issue, and thereafter a planning condition, that presented at this site was the presence of a well-established bat roost in the roof void of Park Farm farmhouse.
JFA Environmental Planning completed a landscape and visual impact assessment for a proposed residential development within the Wealden countryside of West Sussex.
JFA Environmental Planning were commissioned by Crest Nicholson to provide Ecological and Landscape services for the residential development of land south of Rocky Lane, Haywards Heath to support a planning application.
JFA has carried out all ecological work on site since 2007. No evidence of protected species was found following an Extended Phase 1 Survey and further bat surveys, and the first two phases have successfully been granted planning permission and have undergone construction.
JFA Environmental Planning are currently supporting the site’s restoration with an EIA for comprehensive re-development.
JFA Environmental Planning provided ecological support for the duration of this Sheppey Hospital re-development project.
JFA Environmental Planning provided a quick, efficient solution to a time critical problem.