Sarah Lyne, Branch Manager and Principal Ecologist at the London and South East (formerly Guildford) branch has some exciting news.

Sarah Lyne Acorn Ecology London and South East


“Due to our continued success and expansion in the South East, we are moving!

The London and South East office will be moving to larger premises near Effingham in Surrey, on 11th December 2018. We will still cover London, the Home Counties, Kent and Essex.

Our email address and mobile numbers won’t be changing, but our new landline number will be 01372 602372.”

Contact details for the London and South East Office:


Landline: 01372 602372

Mobile: 07443 652988


About the London & South East Branch

The London and South East office was set up by Sarah Lyne, Principal Ecologist, in April 2014. Since this time, the London and South East office has employed an Assistant Ecologist and worked with various volunteers to help them gain work experience.

The London and South East office now has a list of loyal clients, including planners, Local Authorities, developers and architects. The London and South East team frequently work with clients on projects involving bat surveys, including seeing projects through from the initial external and internal inspection stage of buildings, to the implementation of the European Protected Species Licence. The London and South East team also work on projects which require Preliminary Ecological Appraisals, Biodiversity Mapping, Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM Assessments, assessments of potential Sites of Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANGS), Biodiversity Enhancement and Management Plans, and surveys for great crested newts (including pitfall trapping), reptiles, breeding birds, badgers and dormice. The London and South East team also provide Ecological Clerk of Works services

Sarah is our London and South East Branch Manager, has worked full-time as an ecological consultant for over 18 years and is a Chartered Environmentalist (Society for the Environment) and a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management. Sarah has extensive experience in all methods of habitat and protected species surveys, Ecological Impact Assessment, Habitat Regulations Assessment, ecological input into supplementary planning guidance, preparation of local biodiversity action plans, mitigation and management strategies, habitat creation and enhancement and European Protected Species License applications. Sarah holds Natural England Class Licences for bats and great crested newts.

Sarah is assisted by Nick and Martin. You can read more about them HERE.


Case Studies

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