With all this talk of ‘build, build, build’, the climate and nature crisis and a looming recession, it’s reassuring to hear that a long-established, Cornish company providing trusted, professional environmental advice, surveys and landscape design expertise across Cornwall and beyond, is expanding.
Cornwall Environmental Consultants (CEC) is delighted to announce the appointment of Natasha Collings-Costello as their new Managing Director.
Of her appointment, Cornish born Natasha says:
“I am incredibly excited to be joining such a well-regarded consultancy, especially one with nature conservation at its heart through its parent company, Cornwall Wildlife Trust, to whom all profits are donated.
We have tremendous experience amongst our staff, with Phil Hills leading the landscape and arboriculture team, and Jenny Stuart leading the ecology team, and I am looking forward to developing the services CEC offers.”
Getting the right advice about the potential environmental impacts of a project has never been more important for businesses looking to develop in Cornwall, particularly as proposals to reform the planning system emerge and as local appreciation for nature and Cornwall’s environment has increased over lockdown.
CEC is uniquely positioned to offer environmental advice throughout the life cycle of a project, from pre-purchase advice, ecological, landscape and arboriculture surveys, environmental reports for planning applications, land management advice, creation and the ongoing management of habitats, landscapes and public open spaces.
Natasha brings with her a wealth of local and national environmental management experience, most recently being County Ecologist at Cornwall Council for six years and other roles including Environmental Manager and Project Ecologist for the tendering phase of the Forth Replacement Crossing, Ecological Clark of Works on the M1 widening project, and Project Ecologist for the construction phase of the Twin Sails Bridge, Poole.
Carolyn Cadman, Chief Executive of Cornwall Wildlife Trust, says:
“We know that many businesses and their employees who live and work in Cornwall want to look after our local wildlife and wild places and be part of a low-carbon economy.
I’m excited to explore with Natasha how we can support businesses to reduce their carbon footprint and how we can increase investment in Cornwall’s nature and biodiversity - for example through Cornwall Council’s ‘Biodiversity Net Gain’ scheme.”