Land Manager

It’s not always easy to know how to create space for nature on your land. 

Over the years, humans have damaged and destroyed many ecosystems. This has had a negative impact on the environment, as well as on our own quality of life.

Imagine a place where the birdsong is the soundtrack, the streams run clear, and wildlife thrives.

We’re here to help you achieve that; from gardens to small holdings to large estates, we create unique spaces for nature. 

We offer ecological surveys, habitat creation and management plans, and landscape design services. Our team of experts will work with you to create a thriving ecosystem that benefits both nature and humans alike.

We work with many statutory and non-statutory stakeholders, including Natural England, the National Trust and the Environment Agency, to undertake detailed ecological surveys and provide habitat management advice.

We’re fully owned by Cornwall Wildlife Trust and share your passion for nature. It’s part of our DNA.


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 covering all your requirements.

Biodiversity Net Gain in Cornwall

Recent legislation mandates that major developments must leave nature in a better state than before, hence the term Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG). CEC has developed a programme to support developers through this complex area, including BNG for major sites, minor sites and riverine habitats.

Botanical Surveys

CEC has thirty years of experience of NVC surveys which have included large areas of Dartmoor and Salisbury Plain, numerous nature conservation sites within Cornwall, and some sensitive development sites.

Invasive Species

Invasive non-native species such as Japanese knotweed, Himalayan Balsam and Giant Hogweed can add significant cost to your development. Our team has the experience and knowledge to help you manage invasive species.

Mitigation, Licences & Management

Many projects require long term monitoring to ensure their plans proceed as planned. This includes monitoring under protected species mitigation licenses, assessing long term European Designated Sites impacts, and for Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG). CEC can develop suitable monitoring schemes and undertake the monitoring visits and reporting for your project.

Protected Species Surveys

Many species, such as bats, barn owls, otters, badgers, dormouse, reptiles and birds are protected under law, and therefore developers need to carry out surveys to see which species are on a site and develop a plan to protect them.
Case study

Cornwall Cycle Hub

Landscape design, leisure, cycling, designing for biodiversity and sustainability, tree surveys and assessments



Natalie Duley-Moore MEnvSci (Hons) MIEMA CEnv
Principal Environmental Consultant
Arcadis Consulting (UK) Limited
This was a complex project, carefully managed by CEC to ensure that the various surveys were undertaken on schedule, and that outputs and reports were completed in good time to meet project milestones. CEC’s pro-active approach helped the project team to ensure that ecological requirements were incorporated into the scheme design from the start. We are delighted that the project achieved the Building with Nature Design award, and that outline permission has been granted. CEC are still an integral part of the project team, as LGV progresses through Reserve Matters Applications, supporting the client by ensuring surveys and ecological conditions are discharged to allow works on site to progress without delay.

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.