Ecological Management Plans

What is an Ecological Management Plan?

Ecological Management Plans detail how your site will be managed to ensure the long-term development of ecological as well as amenity or aesthetic value. This might be a newly created habitat or soft landscaping as part of a scheme; an area of land you want to manage and enhance for biodiversity; or a scheme requiring restoration or remediation of habitats.

Sometimes the impetus for the development of a plan comes from Planning - it may be required as a Planning Condition to ensure that the biodiversity gains proposed in a mitigation strategy are secured; other times it can be an S106 or a requirement to support a BREEAM or CSH Assessment. In other instances, the need for a Management Plan may simply relate to enhancement of existing land holdings, or the development of these areas for biodiversity.

A good management plan requires a solid understanding of the underlying site conditions; the ecological value of different habitats and features; a strong working knowledge of the mechanisms and techniques used for management; and an up-to-date knowledge of the latest evidence and research regarding different strategies.

 

How can LSC help?

LSC has worked with a wide variety of clients to develop Management Plans for their sites; from restoration of multi-phase quarry works through to the landscaping for a new police station. The style, depth and scope of the strategy will vary between sites and budgets, and needs to take into account the requirements of the client and the long-term aspirations and constraints on their land. LSC will bring our experience to your site and work with you to develop a Management Plan which is right for you, your site and the species which depend upon it.

We can also provide professional figures and plans to illustrate the Management Plans and help you and your contractors visualise not only the final destination, but the stages and processes along the way.

 Coppicing of secondary woodland and the generation of brash piles to help encourage the development of woodland flora in the ground layer whilst providing habitat for invertebrates and other species.

Coppicing of secondary woodland and the generation of brash piles to help encourage the development of woodland flora in the ground layer whilst providing habitat for invertebrates and other species.


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