HRA for competent authorities
Plans or projects; alone or in-combination; significant or adverse effects; screening or appropriate assessment; mitigation or compensation? Fleming Ecology has delivered clear, robust, evidence-based advice on the Birds and Habitats Directives and strategic planning and development control to local and other competent authorities for over two decades. It provides scrutiny and review across all sectors from the in-combination impact of single dwellings to ports, pipelines, renewables, coastal defence and residential schemes. In particular, it provides expert analysis to inform the HRA of emerging local plans and allocations.
Fleming Ecology securely embeds biodiversity duties and responsibilities into policy and decision-making. It helps local authorities achieve delivery and reporting targets in Biodiveristy 2020 by providing expert advice on local plans, casework, site management and protection, green infrastructure, ecological networks, biodiversity offsetting and protected species. Fleming Ecology excels at finding practical, sustainable solutions at the local and landscape scales.