About Us

Director/Principal Ecologist - Cassie Todd BSc (Hons), MCIEEM

  • An Ecological Consultant with over 12 years' experience who has worked for several prestigious ecological consultancies, making her way up to Principal Ecologist/Head of Department.

  • A Full Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). Eclipse Ecology is also a CIEEM Registered Practice.

  • Leads on a range of projects including house extensions, residential developments, urban expansions, hotels, hospitals, wind farms, solar parks and quarry operations.

  • Gives pragmatic advice that aims to solve ecological issues efficiently.

  • Licensed by Natural England to survey Bats, Great Crested Newts, Dormice, Barn Owl, Smooth Snake, Sand Lizard and White-Clawed Crayfish.

  • Licensed by Natural Resources Wales to survey Bats and Dormice.

  • Experienced surveyor of all the above species plus Badger, Otter, Water Vole and widespread species of Reptile.

  • Authored articles on ecological industry standards for professional magazines (e.g. RICS Land Journal - Page 22).

  • Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Card.


Planning Authorities will expect to see a report prepared by a suitably qualified and licensed ecologist to accompany planning applications where there is potential for impacts on protected species or valuable habitats to occur. To ensure you obtain your planning consent, our ecology services are conducted to the following standards:

  • Only suitably qualified and licensed ecologists conduct our surveys in line with standard industry practice set by e.g. Natural England and the Bat Conservation Trust.

  • All ecology reports are prepared in line with the Biodiversity Code of Practice for Planning and Development, BS 42020: 2013.

  • All ecology reports are verified by a Principal Ecologist and Full Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).

Clients & Projects

  • Our clients typically include: Architects, Housing Developers, Planners, Planning Authorities, Home Owners, Land Owners, Government Agencies, Environmental Consultancies and Nature Conservation Organisations.

  • Projects we have been involved with include: house extensions, residential developments, urban expansions, renewable energy schemes, schools, hotels, hospitals, quarries and utilities.