Clients and Projects

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.

“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 recent projects include:

East of Exeter

Morrisons, Teignmouth

Woodland Trust Restoration


Our clients include:


We work with architects including Hopwood & Swallow LLP and Woodford Architecture & Interiors 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 including James Wells Planning and Pegasus Planning Group 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. Our clients include Elan Homes and Morrisons.


Projects include initial ecological walkover surveys and supervision of vegetation clearance for new pipelines and underground cables including for providers such as Western Power Distribution.

Local Authorities

Projects include provision of ecological training for planners, ecological walkovers, and bat surveys of a large horseshoe bat roost for a large number of district councils and Devon County Council.

Other Organisations

We have worked for a number of organisations and charities such as the Donkey Sanctuary and Met Office including creation of Site Biodiversity Action Plans, biodiversity training, production of dormouse method statements for vegetation clearance and a range of ecological surveys for planning applications.

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.

CIEEM’s ‘A Householder’s Guide to Engaging An Ecologist’ provides guidance on choosing and engaging an ecologist. We are listed on CIEEM’s professional directory and our profits are gift-aided to Devon Wildlife Trust.