Up-to-date survey information for successful planning applications

Timely planning of ecology surveys remains as important as ever; you can use our survey planner as a guide and we are always happy to advise on solutions.

If ecological survey information for your planning application was collected some time ago, it is also worth considering if it remains valid. The CIEEM ‘Advice Note on the lifespan of ecological reports and surveys’, used by LPA Ecologists, provides ‘use-by’ timeframes for survey data from 12 months to three years. This mean that if your planning application is delayed, reviewing the age of the survey data is important as update information may be required to minimise risks of delay during the determination period.


Year planner for ecological surveys