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Testimonials About Whitcher Wildlife Ltd

Here are just a few of our glowing testimonials from our many happy clients.

"For a demolition and re-build planning application we were required to carry out a bat and breeding bird survey. We contacted Whitcher Wildlife who carried out the survey which discovered a maternity roost of bats in the house to be demolished. Steven worked with us and the planning authority to come up with a successful mitigation strategy which was approved and we implemented.

Steven always had in mind the affect both financially and from a timescale point of view this unforeseen discovery was having on our build, whilst keeping our interests at the forefront and maintaining the ecological requirements.

The result has been successfully rehousing a colony of bats and progression of constructing our new home and would have no hesitation in recommending Whitcher Wildlife for the professionalism and approach of Derek and Steven."

Matthew Archer


"We have utilised the services of Whitcher Wildlife Ltd for over 10 years now which in itself is a testament to their professional level of service and good value for money. Barring no exceptions, they have approached all work with a high degree of integrity and have provided an efficient, responsive and friendly service. Providing consultancy services in the civil engineering sector also demands a great deal of specialist knowledge, flexibility and reliability, and we are happy to report that Whitcher Wildlife do not disappoint on this aspect either."

Matthew Barker
Environmental & Quality Manager

Wildgoose Construction Limited

"Whitcher Wildlife offer a straight forward service to assist with all Ecology matters, they are our first port of call in what has become an important aspect of the planning system."

Reuben Spears
Development Manager
Wildgoose Construction Limited

Lafarge Tarmac

"I have used Whitcher Wildlife Limited on many occasions at sites within England, mainly dealing with protected species. In all cases I have been very satisfied with the service received in terms of response time, standard of information, and the guidance offered. I have no reservation in using the company again."

David Park CEnv CIEEM
Regional Restoration Manager North & Scotland
Lafarge Tarmac


"I have found Whitcher Wildlife Ltd to be very knowledgeable and helpful when endeavouring to understand our environmental / ecological legal duties on development sites. Site visits and accompanying reports are always undertaken / delivered promptly by Whitcher’s, with clear and concise conclusions and recommendations."

Lauren Carr BSc (hons) FGS
Senior Geo-Environmental Engineer Property and Infrastructure


"We are using Whitcher Wildlife to relocate badgers on the boundary of our quarry. They have been very good to work with, competent and efficient and have a detailed knowledge of all things ecological. We will definitely use them again for any ecological work that may come up in the future."

Emma Travis
Quarry Manager
Lhoist UK Ltd

Chorlton Planning Ltd

"As a planning consultancy we often require ecology survey reports to supplement our planning application submissions. We have been using Whitcher Wildlife on a regular basis since they were recommended to us in 2013. The knowledgeable team of consultants and support staff offer an accessible, reliable, efficient and professional service and provide assistance on a wide range of ecology issues. We are very happy with the work they have undertaken for us to date and look forward to continuing our relationship with them into the future."

Caroline Tamworth MA BA (HONS) MRTPI
Chorlton Planning Ltd

"We first had to employ the expertize of Whitcher Wildlife in 2010 as part of a Project Management Contract at Meltham Mills Reservoir near Holmfirth in which ,for reservoir safety reason, part of an ancient woodland had to be removed and an established badger sett relocated.

Steven Whitcher visited site promptly and organized initially full ecological surveys to satisfy Kirklees Planning and Regeneration Department as to the methods of working and the sympathetic way in which the essential development works were to be carried out.

The companies involvement was then extended to the humane re location of a larger Badger set and the consultation and obtaining of the necessary licences and permits from Natural England.

The re location was not without its problems and had to be delayed 9 months into the next appropriate season.

The works and expertise of Whitcher Wildlife enabled the eventual completion of the works which were highly praised by the Environment Agency as an example of what can be achieved by private funding. The site now being completely naturalized again.

As a direct result of Whitcher Wildlife’s expertise and professionalism we have not hesitated but to continue to use their services for a number supporting roles for planning application involving full environment and ecological reports for potential development sites and the monitoring and reporting on bat and other wildlife presence in both open derelict quarry sites and derelict buildings."

Nicholas P Charlton
F. C . S . Consultants