Ecology Training for Architects and Developers

Ecology Training for Architects and Developers is a one day course which aims to provide an overview of ecological issues that arise in relation to developing land. It will help delegates to identify ecological constraints associated with projects and provide information to help manage them effectively.

The course will:

  • Explain why ecology needs to be considered in planning applications and projects in terms of governing legislation and policy.
  • Provide an account of requirements when dealing with the most commonly encountered protected species, in terms of survey effort and techniques your ecological consultant will employ and mitigation techniques once protected species are identified on a site.
  • Include a practical session involving a site visit to a field to assess the potential for protected species and provide details on survey requirements.

Course cost £90 per person

The course will:

  • Provide an overview of governing legislation and policy.
  • Provide an account of the survey techniques and requirement you should expect from your ecological consultant.
  • Provide details on mitigation techniques.

To book a place please email us at

The course will be taught by our director Dr Lindsay Carrington MCIEEM.  Lindsay has owned her own ecological consultancy since 2002, during which time she has been involved in a variety of projects throughout England. Lindsay has holds numerous Natural England survey and development licences and has extensive experience ranging from nationally significant rail and housing projects to smaller housing and garden in-fill projects.

For more information about our ecological survey and management services, please visit our website at

If you would like more information or discuss your requirements further please contact us at or telephone us on 01929 477115.


Dates: 09/09/2020 Duration: 1

The Old Squash Court, Rempstone Hall, Corfe Castle, Wareham BH20 5JQ, UK

What to bring:

You will need to bring a packed lunch.


LCECO Training

Our courses offer a mixture of classroom and practical field work to consolidate new knowledge and skills. We have a designated training room in our new Dorset offices at Rempstone Barns offering a personal learning experience in a relaxed environment.

Current Courses:

General Course Information

The following general information is applicable to most of our Introductory Courses, however, some courses have specific information so please read your course description carefully. If you have further questions, please please contact us.


Our one-day introductory courses cost £90 per person

Our two-day introductory courses cost £160 per person

To book on a course please click here to complete an easy online booking form. We will confirm availability and issue a VAT invoice.

 What to bring: 

You will need to bring a packed lunch for each course day, bring a drink bottle for the field visit. Drinks are available during the classroom sessions. Please also check your specific course details as you may be required to bring additional equipment.


Our introductory courses usually commence at 10am and finish at around 4-4.30pm, however please check your specific course details as differences in timings are stated in the course description. For example two-day courses tend to finish later on the first day.


Most of our courses are held at Unit 3 Rempstone Barns, Rempstone, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5JH. However please check your course details as differences in locations are stated in the course description.


Overnight accommodation is not included in the cost of the course, although we can provide a list of recommended local bed and breakfasts and guest houses on request.

Ecological Services

We are part of Lindsay Carrington Ecological Services (LCECO), an independent ecological consultancy based in Dorset.

Since LCECO was established in 2002 it has been involved in a wide range of  development projects, survey work and ecological research, and our expert ecologists carry out a complete range of ecological services, follow the links to find out about: Badger surveys, Botanical surveys, Barn owl surveys, Bat surveys, Great crested newt surveys, Reptile surveys, or click here to View our projects.