Environmental impacts and mitigation: Developments and major building projects require the management of environmental impacts in order to conform to planning requirements and the increasingly tight environmental regulations. MMEnvironmental can provide your company with Environmental Management Systems (EMS), which will improve your tendering, facilitate the implementation of projects and enhance your reputation for environmental management. Enhanced environments for building developments: Clients - such as County Councils and other government organisations - increasingly demand that developments should bring positive environmental benefits by promoting biodiversity and creating natural landscapes. Whether you are tendering for a building, engineering or development project or carrying out a speculative development, your project will be improved in value if integrated into an imaginative environmental scheme. With our long experience in managing our own biodiversity and landscape projects, we can respond creatively to an environmental challenge.
MMEnvironmental's parent company, Menter Môn, has 9 years experience as the rural economic, enterprise and environmental agency for Anglesey. Further details of Menter Môn's environmental work is described in the accompanying Project Portfolio. During this time we have acquired a depth of experience and expertise in environmental management: conserving our natural and historical heritage, recycling, helping local communities manage their own environment, agricultural diversification and marketing, enhancing access to the countryside, promoting rural tourism. As Anglesey's enterprise agency we work closely with local businesses and are involved directly in the generation of new businesses.

Our work in the natural environment includes species conservation projects (the Anglesey Red Squirrel, Otter and Water Vole Projects), habitat conservation projects (Woodland, Heath, Sand Dune, Streams and Rivers, Road Verge Flora, Sea Cliff Habitats) and the establishment of 5 community Local Nature Reserves.

Scanning Planning Interpretation:
We will assess and interpret the environmental issues relating to planning applications/decisions, whether you are the applicant or are tendering for contracts.

Tender/Planning Documents:
We will prepare all necessary documents relating to environmental issues to accompany tender submissions or planning applications.

Environmental Impact Assessment:
We will carry out a full site appraisal and assessment of the environmental impact of proposals based on ecological, landscape, heritage and socio-economic factors. This will include mapping of habitats and other features.
Ecological Survey:
We have inhouse expertise in specialist areas of ecological survey and a network of experts in all the major disciplines.

Protected Species:
Protected species raise particular problems for the developer. Special mitigation measures may need to be implemented, and in some cases where heavily protected species are involved such as bats and great-crested newts, licences to disturb these species may be required. MMEnvironmental has licensed workers and experience in managing these species.

Liaison with Statutory and non-Statutory Bodies:
We will manage all liaison with conservation and environmental bodies, such as CCW and Environment Agency, statutory bodies such as County Councils, and non-governmental or voluntary organisations such as RSPB.

Practical Project Management:
We will research, design and implement practical projects, either as mitigation for environmental impacts or to enhance projects, in the areas of conservation, access and heritage. Projects may include:
1) Protection of environmental features, such as trees, species, habitats, archaeological features
2) Habitat restoration or creation, such as river banks, ponds, woodlands, heath, flower rich meadow
3) Habitat and species translocation, such as meadow, heath, small mammals, reptiles
4) Creation of natural landscapes and biodiverse environments to complement development schemes
5) Providing 'watching brief' services for environmental impacts
6) And much more……..

Monitoring and Aftercare:
Major environmental mitigation projects will usually require monitoring often for a few years following completion of works. We will manage the monitoring and aftercare for your project for up to 5 years.

Ecological Surveys & Species Identification
Protect Species
Nature Reserves
Creation of New habitats & Habitat Restoration
Pest or Non-native Species
Enironmental Impact Assessment
Access to the Countryside
Interpreting the Natural Environment & Heritage
Specialist Training

  • NVC Phase 1 and 2 habitat surveys
  • Habitats surveys tailored to individual situations, including terrestrial, freshwater and marine habitats
  • Species surveys, including birds, mammals (including bats), reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates, plants, marine flora and fauna
  • Advice on management and on the design and implementation of practical projects
  • Species include water voles, red squirrels, bats, birds and others as requested
  • Assessment and evaluation of wildlife sites, including ecology, access, education, agriculture and land management issues
  • Negotiation with local communities and statutory & voluntary conservation agencies
  • Preparation and implementation of management plans
  • Project development and implementation
  • Advice on suitability and practicability of habitat creation or restoration projects
  • Design and implement of projects
  • Advice on management of non-native species, e.g. grey squirrel, American mink, Himalayan balsam
  • Project development and implementation for monitoring and control
  • Full EIA service
  • Advising on environmental and heritage aspects and implications of planning applications & developments
  • Ecological and archaeological surveys and management recommendations
  • Design and implementation of Environmental Management Systems
  • Supervision of environmental mitigation and environmental enhancement works
  • Site survey and evaluation
  • Practical management & restoration
  • Visitor management
  • Advising on access projects, including walking, cycling, horse riding
  • Design and implementation of access projects
  • Development of marketing material
  • Manufacture of countryside furniture
  • Construction of paths, boardwalks, bridges
  • Writing and designing leaflets, brochures and information panels
  • Writing magazine articles
  • Book publishing
  • Production of educational material
  • Specific habitat and species surveying
  • Control of pest species
  • Management of specific habitats

  Dr H.A.Knott, MM Environmental, Bryn Cefni Industrial Park, Llys Goferydd, Llangefni, Ynys Môn LL77 7XA
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