We provide Ecological Clerk of Works / Environmental Clerk of Works services that cover a number of industries throughout the UK and Europe. The role of the ECoW includes monitoring to ensure that construction site activities are delivered without contravening any relevant wildlife/environmental law. We ensure all the works undertaken comply with commitments made to acquire planning consent. 

An ECoW is required for a construction project, not a conservation project. Our ECoWs understand this and will not be trying to resurvey!

All our staff are CSCS card holders to allow them to work on construction sites.




Ellendale Environmental ECoWs can provide the following services on site;

Role of an ECoW

  • Pre-construction surveys for ecological constraints

  • Provision of ecological management plans (EMP)

  • Provision of species mitigation plans (SPP)

  • Provision of Construction Environmental Management Plans (CEMP)

  • Provision of toolbox talks and environmental inductions at project start up and throughout the construction project

  • Attendance at site meetings to relay any relevant ecological and environmental information required by site personnel

  • Identification and monitoring of ecological site constraints from throughout the construction phases of works for protected species

  • Overseeing of the implementation of European Protected Species licences

  • Design and implementation of mitigation for protected species

  • Watching briefs during the construction phase of a development where protected species are known to be present including destructive habitat searches and nesting bird surveys

  • Monitoring of habitat creation, translocation or enhancement work for both flora and fauna

  • Advice on environmental management of a site

  • Prevention of pollution to watercourses

  • Ensuring compliance with EPS licenses and mitigation

  • Consultation with relevant statutory bodies

  • Site reports as required

  • Restoration monitoring after project completion.

These services are to provide on-site ecological and environmental advice and expertise to ensure the project is compliant with relevant legislation and planning.

Examples of Ellendale Environmental ECoW projects:

  • Beauly to Denny Replacement 400kV overhead line.

  • Melgarve Substation

  • Stronelairg to Melgarve underground cable route

  • Rannoch Substation Extension

  • Almondbank Flood Alleviation Scheme


Why Choose Ellendale Environmental?

Ellendale Environmental staff work closely with our clients to understand their project and to ensure all works comply with the relevant planning consent commitments. We work to identify the relevant ecological and environmental constraints and provide advice accordingly throughout the project.

We understand that our clients development have a program of works and we have an proactive approach to ensuring all constraints are identified and mitigated to ensure works can continue and are not held up unnecessarily.