DWC prides itself on providing professional ecological advice at all scales. Our clients range from private individuals seeking Bat & Barn Owl surveys of buildings, to organisations and companies desiring large scale Ecological Impact Assessment, surveys, mitigation, licensing and site supervision. Our profits are gift-aided to Devon Wildlife Trust.

“I would like to thank you and your colleagues at Devon Wildlife Consultancy for your service during this project.  We have found DWC to be extremely helpful, reactive and pragmatic and this has helped enormously in the smooth running of the project.”     Devon County Council

“We deal with major development projects and always use Devon Wildlife Consultants as they have a professional and pragmatic approach particularly in reference to the current planning practices.”     Hopwood & Swallow LLP

Our clients include:


We work with architects including to provide a range of project services including Extended Phase 1 Habitat Surveys, protected species surveys and site supervision for developments such as barn conversions and new houses.

Planning Consultants

We work with planning consultants to advise on client requirements and undertake ecological surveys and assessment to accompany planning applications for a range of developments including new houses.


Projects include Extended Phase 1 Habitat Surveys, protected species surveys, BREEAM, reptile translocations and site supervision for a range of large housing and supermarket developments. Clients have included Barratt David Wilson Homes and Morrisons.


Projects include initial ecological walkover surveys and supervision of vegetation clearance for new pipelines and underground cables. Clients have included Western Power Distribution.

Local Authorities

Projects include provision of ecological training for planners, ecological walkovers, protected species surveys and Habitats Regulations Assessments for a large number of district and parish councils. Clients have included Teignbridge District Council and North Devon Council.

Other Organisations

We have worked for a number of other organisations and charities, providing Site Biodiversity Action Plans, biodiversity training, production of dormouse method statements for vegetation clearance and a range of ecological surveys for planning applications. Clients have included the National Trust and Woodland Trust.

Private Individuals

Projects include bat and barn owl surveys for house extensions and barn conversions, and Ecological Surveys for new houses. If you are submitting a planning application we can advise you on requirements and timings of wildlife surveys.