Environmental Monitoring

environmental monitoring on a river

Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA)

Environmental monitoring is carried out for a range of purposes. It can be to help review the effectiveness of habitat management or a restoration scheme, or to support an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).

Our staff are experienced in delivering large-scale complex monitoring programmes and manipulation and analysis of large data sets for significant infrastructure projects and legislative drivers such as the Water Framework Directive (WFD). We provide robust data collection that is used to assess the impact of development and construction projects and ensure appropriate mitigation and biodiversity gains.

We work with clients to support them with Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) as outlined in the Town and Country Planning Regulations 2017.

Environmental Impact Assessments inform local authorities, companies and the public of any potential implications that a development project may have on the environment.

If you need to supply an Environmental Statement to support the EIA, then our consultants will monitor, survey and report on how a proposed development may affect the local environment. This will highlight the potential for “significant” environmental effects, in line with 18(3) of the Regulations.

We will review the impact on natural resources relative to biodiversity, land, soil, water quality etc. This data will inform our recommendations for ways to avoid, reduce or offset adverse effects on the environment.

Ecological Assessment Services

Five Rivers Environmental Contracting provides a complete suite of aquatic and riparian data collection and analysis services to undertake monitoring within any of the following disciplines:

To support these ecological assessment services, we’re able to offer habitat assessment, monitoring and mapping. This includes:

  • River Corridor Survey (RCS) and River Habitat Survey (RHS);
  • Fixed point photography;
  • Biotope mapping;
  • Flow monitoring;
  • Time lapse photography;

Ecological surveys of a waterbody can be an essential element of planning permission application and the environmental consents (E.g. environmental permitting and ordinary watercourse consent) required for development adjacent to watercourses. Our experienced ecologists are able to plan, implement and report on all of the monitoring elements listed above. Our robust data collection, in line with industry standards, will be able to assist you with any of the following.

  • Environment Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Abstraction licensing
  • Evidence based restoration appraisal
  • Planning permission application
  • Water Framework Directive (WFD) compliance assessment
  • Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA)

We would love to hear from you…

If you would like to find out more about who we are and what we do contact the team on 01722 783041 or email office@five-rivers.com