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Ecosystem risk assessment

Tim Reed Ecological Consultants Testimonials

"We faced the threat of industrial-scale turbines being erected on the edge of the Pennines AONB in County Durham, in an area of outstanding birdlife: including 17 red-listed and 31 amber-listed species. Tim Reed's detailed, and cogently expressed arguments were critical in supporting our case, and also in reinforcing the advice of our County Council ecology officer with regard to the adjacent SPA. The result: Durham County Council turned down the case, and the developer withdrew the application"

Jonathan Peacock, Chair HUGAG.


"I've worked with Dr Tim Reed on a number of projects in the UK and beyond, often to tight timetables. The combination of field and scientific skills, attention to detail, diplomacy and getting the job done to time and budget always impressed me." Professor Mike Johnson, Emeritus Professor of Zoology, Liverpool University


"I've worked with Tim Reed on biodiversity planning issues for a very long time. His vision, understanding of issues and capacity to see things through have made an outstanding contribution to making biodiversity management planning what is it today. He is a special person, someone who can listen, understand complex issues, and then deliver practical solutions. This is why Tim Reed Ecological Consultants is such an effective company which attracts so much loyalty from its clients." Mike Alexander, Executive Director NATUR - The Welsh Institute of conservation and countryside management / General Secretary - Conservation Management System Consortium / Chairman - PONT The Welsh heritage and conservation grazing partnership


"Tim Reed Ecological Consultants assisted me in developing BG Group's initial biodiversity strategy. I valued their input, based as it was on sound science and applied in a pragmatic and practical way. They are adept at getting to the nub of a seemingly complex issue and offering alternative approaches to its resolution." David Ord, Director, Hudson Ord Associates


"Dr Tim Reed assisted us with our ornithology submission to a Public Inquiry, at which a developer was appealing the local authority's refusal of a wind turbine development. What stood out for us was his immense generosity in taking our amateur input and local knowledge and weaving into it his professional knowledge.  He was genuinely interested in our contribution and very patient, which made us a stronger team.  He has a great strength in being able to explain the scientific in a way that is understandable to the lay person - of particular importance when seeking to convince an Inspector who is, in this context, also a lay person. His forensic attention to detail in examining all the consequences of what was being proposed brought to light key evidence that might otherwise have been missed. In addition he was able, calmly and competently, to support his and our written submissions in the face of aggressive cross examination.  He gave us his time unstintingly, whether for a quick phone call or a day-long meeting.   We consider ourselves most fortunate to have had him as part of our team." Lucy Melrose, on behalf of 4Villages, Dickleburgh & Rushall Parish Council and Pulham St Mary Parish Council, Norfolk