Lucy Addison is a Senior Ecological Consultant at Place Services and has over 5 years’ experience of professional ecology consultancy within the private sector and has worked for Place Services since May 2018. She has project managed ecology and arboriculture aspects of large-scale developments as part of a multi-disciplinary team, including EIA projects, as well as small-scale single dwelling proposals. Lucy has enabled this through good organisational and communication skills, reliability, attention to detail and an in-depth knowledge of the planning process and legislation. Lucy has become adept at guiding clients through the planning process, ensuring resource efficiency whilst identifying opportunities for biodiversity gains.
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 tree inspections for roosting bats, as well as holding her Great Crested Newt survey licence. 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 a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree 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, advancing her problem solving skills and initiative. She has also undertaken conservation volunteer work at home and abroad in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.