Developers are increasingly under pressure to deliver projects on time and within budget, but meeting environmental regulations can be challenging and expensive. 

Complying with environmental regulations can add significant costs and delays to your project if not properly planned.

We’re here to help: our team of experts will work alongside you to navigate the complex regulatory environment and keep your project on track whilst delivering the best outcome for nature.

From managing environmental risks when purchasing land to long-term monitoring, we take the hassle out of regulatory compliance, so you can focus on your project.

And with over 30 years of experience, we have the expertise to help you succeed.

Environmental Development Pathway

We’re here to support your development from start to finish. We partner with developers to ensure the right environmental survey gets done at the right time, minimising the risk of unforeseen delays and costs. Our team of ecology, landscape and environmental professionals work as a key part of your design and build team, so you can focus on your business.


Our in-depth understanding of the planning and regulatory framework enables us to help clients successfully navigate this complex area, and our team of qualified ecologists are on hand to keep your project moving forward.


CEC’s team of enthusiastic, experienced and dedicated landscape architects deliver sustainable, practical and lasting design solutions. With a range of assessment and visualisation services we provide a professional service for developers requiring landscape services to support planning applications.

Nutrient Neutrality

Cornwall is one of many areas now affected by nutrient neutrality concerns. CEC can deliver Phosphate Impact Assessments which are suitable for planning submission. These use the Cornwall phosphate calculator and consider the impact on sensitive ecological receptors.

Contaminated Land

Contaminated Land is a term used to describe land containing substances which are potentially hazardous to human health or the environment. The natural geology and past industrial land uses of Cornwall mean it has a particular need for contaminated land assessments, which are often needed to accompany your planning application.

Sustainability & Policy

CEC can produce sustainability and environmental management policies for your business or charity.

Planning Application Reviews

CEC provide independent reviews of planning applications for both ecology and landscape assessment. Many LPAs use this when they need extra resource or lack the in house capability.


David Hooley BA(Hons) MA ACIAT
Senior Associate
DB3 Architecture
Working closely alongside CEC on the design proposals for the Cornwall Cycle Hub was a real pleasure for us, CEC provided excellent technical knowledge and thoroughly considered landscape design input to the project. We were impressed with their collaborative and involved approach, and their quick turnaround of key items of information, helping the project stay on programme and run smoothly. Both the Landscape and Ecology team were supportive and helpful at all stages, not only to us as Architects, but also in their support and advice to the wider client team. We look forward to working together in the future to realise the design envisaged for the site.

Interested in how we can help?

We’re always happy to chat and share our experience; get in touch and let’s chat about your project, and we’ll help you to move forward.