Congratulations Huw!

We are delighted to announce the promotion of Huw Morgan to Principal Consultant. Huw joined E3P in 2020 and has helped to grow the division to 10 Ecologists. Huw has recently received his Chartership with the Institute of Environmental Sciences and has also recently completed a year long course to obtain his Class 2 Natural England Licence which is currently under application.

Well done Huw!

Environmental Noise, Vibration and Dust Monitoring

Major projects and developments or any process or activity that generates elevated levels of noise, vibration and dust has the potential to be disruptive to residents and businesses during demolition, construction or operational phases.

At E3P we have extensive experience of undertaking demolition, construction and environmental noise, vibration and dust monitoring services. The monitoring of noise, vibration and dust when in close proximity to sensitive receptors is extremely important. Implementation of monitoring can avoid complaints and provide evidence if complaints are received thus preventing action from the Local Authority. E3P provide tailored packages to suit your exact requirements and all monitoring is fully managed by ourselves.

All our monitoring is in accordance with the respective standards applicable and would provide the necessary information to satisfy any planning conditions or requirements from the LPA.

Our Services Include:

  • Cloud Based Monitoring Platforms – Reliably and securely store your data in real-time.
  • Real Time Alerts – Triggers can be set-up to alert via SMS or email to any recipient, be that the site manager, project manager or LPA.
  • Power – Multiple power options are available to suit the needs of the project.
  • Reporting – Reports can be issued weekly, monthly or at request.
  • Consultancy – We can liaise with the LPA to agree the monitoring strategy and provide ongoing support

If you would like to know more, please contact us here.

Biodiversity Net Gain Timetable

Last Wednesday marked the introduction of the governments next steps regarding ‘nature positive’ developments. The updated timetable has delayed the implementation of the mandatory 10% Biodiversity Net Gain from November 2023 to January 2024 for new housing and industrial or commercial developments. There has been no delay however, in Biodiversity Net Gain for small sites, applicable from April 2024 and Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects, due to be introduced in 2025. Trudy Harrison, the biodiversity minister has stated that the updated timetable and guidance ‘will help smooth the transition ahead of Biodiversity Net Gain going fully live.’

There has already been a substantial rise in the number of local planning authorities who have realized the importance of incorporating Biodiversity Net Gain into their plans and introduced a mandatory 10% Biodiversity Net Gain on sites. Some councils have opted to improve upon the government’s guidelines, with fourteen councils having introduced a BNG of 20% on some or all projects.

By the end of November, all guidance and regulations regarding Biodiversity Net Gain are due to be published, which includes the statutory metric to calculate the correct biodiversity gain, a package of guidance setting out further advice around roles and responsibilities in delivering Biodiversity Net Gain, as well as plan templates for biodiversity gain and the long-term habitat management and monitoring.