We’ve been working to support responsible development for over 30 years. We are passionate about the environment and about helping our customers realise their aims and protect nature.

Based near Truro, we’ve grown to become a team of fifteen and offer a full service under one roof, which enables us to deliver consistent and high-quality outcomes for our clients.

We work with a wide range of clients, including Cornwall Council, Natural England, the National Trust, private householders and landowners and developers.

We’re fully owned by Cornwall Wildlife Trust, and all of the profits support the Trust’s projects. In fact, over thirty years, our clients have enabled us to give over one million pounds to the trust and support Cornwall’s natural space and wildlife.

CEC is a registered practice with the Landscape Institute and Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management. We are also a member of the Association of Wildlife Trust Consultancies (AWTC) and an associate member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) through the AWTC.


“We were really impressed with Ecological Clerk of Works support we received from CEC. The team were great to work with and really helped things to run as smoothly as possible, responding quickly and with practical solutions.”
Lucy Crane
ESG & Sustainability Manager
Cornish Lithium
CEC have effectively developed the technical aspects of this Project and trained local volunteers to prepare parish scale local landscape character assessments across 6 parishes in West Penwith, in collaboration with Penwith Landscape Project officers. This hasn’t been without its challenges, in particular, the pandemic prevented the ability to continue with certain aspects of the project such as working with volunteer groups. The CEC team and PLP officers have successfully overcome those challenges and used their extensive knowledge of the Cornish landscape and experience of working with the local community to collate these detailed character assessments and are producing them to high professional standard.”
Emma Browning
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty manager
Penwith Landscape Partnership, Cornwall Council
“We contacted CEC as we are planning to build on our land and wanted to support the business arm of the Cornwall Wildlife Trust and felt CEC would have a wide range of ecology expertise. We were not disappointed! We requested an ecological survey for planning (PEA). This identified the need for an additional species survey. The ecologists were friendly and passionate about their work. We found their knowledge to be so educational in developing and enhancing our project around the strengths of the existing habitat. For example, providing planting suggestions and how to create different habitats for various species in the new building and the landscaping. Crucially CEC also provided an easy to follow and achieve mitigation strategy for protected species during the building process. The experience has been so positive, especially with having such enthusiastic people guiding us. With biodiversity seriously declining over recent years, it is a fantastic feeling to be able to give something back to nature. We so look forward to being colonised in the future by additional species, such as bats and lizards!”
Keith Barnett
Private Client – Preliminary Ecological assessment – reptile, species survey and Phosphate Impact Assessment

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.