Baker Consultants

Baker Consultants

What we do

Baker Consultants offers the full range of ecology surveys and consultancy. Whether you’re planning a development or challenging one, our team provides independent professional advice to ensure that wildlife legislation is met and that best-practice methods are used to collect and analyse data. Out team includes specialists in wildlife law, habitat regulations assessments, invertebrate, bird, mammal and reptile surveys, licensed bat, newt and dormouse handlers and skilled and experienced ornithologists and bioacoustics experts. Give us a call now to discuss your project.

Contact us

Policy, planning, projects

Our clients span sectors including; housing and leisure development, renewable energy, farm diversification, land and estate management, road, rail and other infrastructure projects, and local and central government departments. We apply our science-based approach to every project, acting independently and in line with best practice and legal guidelines from the regulatory authorities; Natural England, DEFRA, The Environment Agency, and CIEEM, our professional body. Baker Consultants is a CIEEM Registered Practice and is involved in policy and legislative consultation on the application of wildlife law and its associated implications.

With a team focussed on innovation we challenge perceived wisdom. Over the years we have developed improved survey techniques using new technology to create more scientifically robust practices. We conduct research then share those skills amongst the profession. Our research into the use of bioacoustics for remote monitoring has changed how bats and birds are surveyed for and ensured that under scrutiny at public inquiry the best possible data is available for decision making.

Ecology is not all about wildlife, but wildlife should benefit. That’s what Biodiversity Net Gain is all about. The legal processes around development planning, Habitats Regulations Assessments, Environmental Impact Assessments, Local Plan Reviews and site designations are all designed to ensure that every development not only minimises impacts on wildlife and their habitats but also delivers on the requirement for net GAIN. A real understanding of these processes, experience of standing as an expert witness and the longevity in the industry to know the depth of knowledge required to properly meet these objectives is what you will find at Baker Consultants.

Scroll down to see more about our services or click here to meet the team and explore how we can help you.

Our services

Take a look

Species and Habitat Surveys

Wildlife is not a barrier to development.

More

Biodiversity Net Gain

New developments must deliver net gains for wildlife.

More

Bioacoustics

Using sound to survey species.

More

Habitat Regulations Assessments

Our team of highly skilled ecology consultants has a reputation for innovation...

More

Great Crested Newt Survey

Protected species.

More

Bat Survey

Protected species.

More