Daniel Wood


Daniel Wood

Director of Ecology


Head Office - Malmesbury
Rodbourne Rail Business Centre
Grange Lane
SN16 0ES

Mobile: 07769 685927

Tel: 01666 825646

Email: d.wood@acdenv.co.uk
Daniel is a professional ecologist with a background in both terrestrial and aquatic habitat management. He has a sound understanding of UK species and habitat ecology, including planning and implementing surveys, habitat works (both terrestrial and aquatic), and a sound working knowledge of biodiversity policy in the planning system, protected species licensing and legislation. Daniel holds Natural England survey licences for barn owl, bats, and great crested newt, and holds development mitigation licences/European Protected Species (EPS) for badgers, bats and great crested newts.

Daniel has 11 years’ experience working for commercial consultancies and specialises in European Protected Species, legislation, mitigation, impact assessment and habitat management. Daniel was appointed a Company Director and Principal Ecologist in December 2015, having originally joined ACD in 2011.

Daniel has extensive, development project experience on sites of varying sizes from individual dwellings to strategic land allocations involving a wide range of issues. He has experience of projects from pre-acquisition, promotion through the Local Plan, planning applications, EIA, and post-development Habitat Management Plans, monitoring and compliance checks. He is a Full Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).

Daniel leads and line manages the team of ecologists at ACD Environmental and is responsible for technical quality across the team. ACD Ecologists are members of CIEEM and are all experienced and qualified to carry out protected species and habitat surveys, and writing ecological impact assessments. The ACD Environmental’s work is professional and to a high standard.