Environmental survey and assessment
Analysis of biological sounds
Comprehensive remote sensing service
“Baker Consultants’ comprehensive understanding of ecology regulations was integral to outline planning consent being secured for Hele Park. We were particularly impressed with their innovative survey methods and the quality of their Ecological Impact Assessment.” Read the Hele Park case study here.
“Baker Consultants provided a professional service that contributed to the success of this scheme. Their technical and ecological expertise gave us confidence that the development would meet all legal ecological requirements.” Read the Hele Park case study here.
“Andrew was extremely thorough and thoughtful in preparing his evidence for the inquiry, in anticipating the possibly contentious and difficult areas. He gave his evidence in a very clear and confident manner and dealt well with points raised in cross-examination.”
“The innovative use of technology in a challenging survey situation saved the project a significant amount in network delay charges. Baker Consultants’ methodology has been cited in the Network Rail best practice guidelines for good reason.” Read the case study here.
“The use of this technique has saved us a significant sum of money which could be replicated at many sites. Baker Consultants’ experience of remote survey and negotiation with the regulatory authorities got a speedy result allowing us to get on site faster and complete the works.”
“Over the last ten years, CEG has worked with Andrew and his team secure in the knowledge that we will always get a pragmatic and detailed approach to the task. The team at Baker Consultants has shown significant skill in negotiating on points of science with important stakeholders.”
“With its in-house expertise on the SM2 recording platform and signal processing, Baker Consultants’ marine team provided valuable support for us on this project. The data we collect from this site will help inform how to plan for and mitigate future developments in this important marine environment.”
“Baker Consultants has been undertaking regular bird surveys for approximately five years across a wide area of ABP owned land in Hull in order to provide baseline data information for Environmental Impact Assessments and to allow for the preparation of annual monitoring reports. We have developed an excellent working relationship with the team, who are left to undertake the bird surveys independently but inform us quickly of anything substantial or notifiable.” Read the case study here.
“Baker Consultants’ approach to the project kept it to time and budget whilst ensuring that our legal obligations regarding protected species were met to the letter, vital for anyone and certainly for a local authority project.
Well done to all involved in the project, the bats have probably been here since the building first existed so hopefully they will now have a roost for the next hundred years.” Read the case study here.
I couldn’t recommend the services of Baker Consultants enough.
Having appointed their expertise on a couple of projects now, I have been impressed by their professional, knowledgeable and valuable advice, as well as their innovative & methodological approach to the demands and needs of our ecological projects in the Dearne Valley. The team have paid attention to our organisations needs and those of the wider area/sites throughout . They are reliant and consistent in their approach and project management.
Andrew Baker is a very experienced and effective ecological consultant. He is extremely knowledgeable not only in relation to the technical and scientific aspects of his work, but also in relation to the policy and legal framework in which he operates. This enables him to provide ecological advice which is accurate and pragmatic. Most importantly he does not “sit on the fence” and is a very effective witness / advocate, making his points effectively and convincingly, giving any self-respecting QC a serious run for their money! I regularly recommend him and his consultancy to my clients needing ecological advice or support on complex planning or environmental problems.
I have worked with Andrew as a consultant to our development business for over 15 years.
We can rely on his commercial awareness and innovative approach to working with us to get planning permission. CEG sometimes acquires more challenging sites and we ask a lot of our consultants. We always prefer to engage Andrew early on in the planning process in order to complete the Ecological screening and provide input into the master plan before the planning authorities are even approached. Where sites have become subject to objections at the planning stage Andrew has often stepped up to advise us on how best to manage communications with local wildlife interest groups and he is especially adept at negotiating with regulatory bodies and removing objections before sites get to public inquiry. He is never complacent, will scrutinise our case from every angle, will challenge perceived opinions when necessary and get the best outcome for our business. Robust and reliable, but innovative in approach I would recommend Andrew and his team to anyone.