Ecology consultancy and surveys for planning and compliance

Reptile Surveys & Reports

Reptile Surveys and Reports to help you get Planning Permission and Comply with Wildlife Laws

Have an easier ride through planning, and more value from your investment, with our advanced reptile surveys and reports produced to the highest industry standard.

We undertake reptile risk assessments and surveys of the widespread reptile species (slow-worms, common lizards, grass snakes and adders) for projects throughout England.

What is different about our Reptile Surveys and Reports

  • Your risk of needing further survey visits would be less because our reptile habitat assessment surveys are more thorough than typical for the industry
  • Your evaluation would be more precise because of our new (and unique to Adonis Ecology) quantified evaluation method, based on published science and the findings of over 10 years of our projects
  • Your risk of needing time-consuming and costly mitigation solutions would be less because we look for ways you can avoid impacts
  • Your reptile survey report would be effective and credible with Local Planning Authorities because it would be produced to the relevant British Standard BS 42020 

Common Types of Reptile Surveys and Reports


Reptile Risk Assessment

This tells you whether there would be a significant risk of your proposed works affecting widespread reptiles, based on a data search and habitats on and around your site. Our method enables a more precise, objective and quantitative evaluation of your site than is standard in the industry. 

Reptile Presence/Absence Survey

Our surveys are more thorough than typical in the industry, enabling you to find out sooner whether you have reptiles, as well as providing an indication of distribution and population size on site, so that proportionate mitigation can be designed to help you comply with legislation and planning.

“Using the findings of scientific research and considerable experience with reptiles over the years, Adonis Ecology produce more precise and proportionate recommendations for reptile mitigation than typical in the industry, saving clients time and money - and saving more reptiles too!” 

Richard Sands, Managing Director, Adonis Ecology

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We aim to respond to all enquiries within one working day. If you need an answer more urgently, please call us on 01787 249 160