Robust data fully scrutinised
At Baker Consultants our approach is built on a full knowledge of the published data which gives us the authority to challenge the perceived wisdoms.
In addition to our high-quality ecological surveys (birds, protected species, etc), we also carry out research and analysis to build up a reliable picture of local recreational activity. These recreation surveys can include face to face visitor surveys, cost effective remote sensor counts of users and pets, and data processing and post code analysis using GIS. This allows us to understand patterns of use so that we can come up with effective solutions to influence recreational behaviour and so provide reassurance over any long-term impact from new development.
Our access and recreation input includes Habitat Regulation Assessments, as well as providing expert witness at public inquiries. Unlike other access and recreation consultants we work for both the public and private sectors and our work is not biased by preconceptions or perceived wisdoms. Whether the regulatory authority is worried about dogs and dog walkers or cats, use the best quality data and include access and recreation in the design phase of your project to give it the best chance of planning success.