Lucy Addison is a Senior Ecological Consultant at Place Services and has over 8 years’ experience of professional ecology consultancy with 5 years in the private sector and has worked for Place Services since May 2018. Lucy is a current Qualifying member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management and a member of the Association of Local Government Ecologists. She has project managed ecology aspects of large-scale developments as part of a multi-disciplinary team, including EIA projects, as well as small-scale single dwelling proposals. Lucy provides advice to local planning authorities to ensure they can meet their statutory and non-statutory requirements for biodiversity.
Lucy is proficient in undertaking, organising and analysing a variety of protected species surveys, including qualifying as a tree climbing and aerial rescuer in January 2018, enabling her to undertake aerial inspections for roosting bats as a named ecologist on a Natural England Class Licence for bats. Lucy also holds a Natural England Class Licence for Great Crested Newt. Lucy has expert skills in writing a variety of comprehensive reports, including specialist mitigation reports for complicated projects. Lucy is a competent field worker as well as researcher and author. Lucy is also an accomplished mentor for her colleagues, supporting their progression for survey and report writing skills, undertaking technical reviews with thoroughness and vigilance, enabling quality assurance.
Lucy’s background in environmental education at NGOs enables her to excel at client and stakeholder engagement. She undertook her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Conservation and the Environment at Writtle University College, and has undertaken research into freshwater habitats with support from Writtle University College and the Environment Agency. She has also undertaken conservation volunteer work at home and abroad in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.