Jude has over 10 year’s postgraduate experience in ecological consultancy and management. She is responsible for co-ordinating and undertaking a wide range of ecological survey and assessment work for small to large-scale industrial and housing developments
Areas of particular expertise include Phase I habitat surveys and botanical surveys and analysis and hedgerow surveys. Substantial experience of field surveys for a range of protected species includes badgers, great crested newts, reptiles, water vole and otter and general habitat assessment for bats. Jude is an experienced project manager, from initial survey through to detailed design and the planning process to ongoing implementation of mitigation post planning consent. She has extensive experience of liaising and negotiation with Local Planning Authorities, Wildlife Trusts statutory bodies such as the Environment Agency, Natural England and DEFRA, particularly with regards to the required input into EIA’s, Habitats Regulations Assessments, habitat creation and management plans and licensing. Her varied experience also extends to BREEAM and EcoHomes.