A Refresher for Writing Effective Reports


This webinar is a refresher that will address some of the key reasons why ecological reports don’t do the job they’re supposed to, and offer advice on how to write more effective reports (focusing on reports relating to planning applications for proposed developments).


The following topics will be covered:
1) Top 10 tips for writing effective ecological reports.
2) Preliminary Ecological Appraisal Report (PEAR) or Ecological Impact Assessment Report – what’s the difference, and when is each appropriate?
3) Can a PEAR be submitted with a planning application? What about in ‘low impact’ scenarios?
4) The new EcIA Checklist.
5) Quality Assurance / Technical Review of reports – things to look for.
6) What other advice is available?
There will also be an opportunity to ask specific questions on the topic of report writing (question to be submitted in advance) – a selection of these will be chosen for further discussion during the webinar.

Who Should Attend?

Those writing ecology reports (particularly consultants) and those reviewing reports written by others (particularly Local authority ecologists and Conservation officers within SNCOs or NGOs).

Knowledge Level

Beginner - Intermediate

Prior Knowledge

Participants should ideally have some experience of producing or reviewing professional reports.


Tickets Person(s) Price
Group Bookings (Members only) 1 £25.00
Member Ticket 1 £10.00
Non Member Ticket 1 £20.00