Harcombe Environmental Services Ltd

A small environmental consultancy providing preconstruction assessment and design in flood risk & defence, ecology, contaminated land, odour & waste treatment Harcombe Environmental Services has operated in the water & construction industries since 1994 and developed a reputation for reliable, professional service We work closely with Local Authorities, EA and contractors to build good relationships helping to deliver successful solutions

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Air management

HES Ltd are able to undertake Odour Nuisance Risk Assessments, quality testing and simple modelling, for source or receptor clients, to assist with planning applications or reinforce objection appeals. We have worked in the industry since 1999 and gained valuable skills while working for the Process Science team of Wessex Water.Recently HES Ltd have undertaken small odour assessment and nuisance projects for clients submitting planning applications for developments which might be considered to have a odour nuisance. Odour assessments have completed for paint workshops and poultry far

Coastal management

HES Ltd are able to undertake flood defence assessment and design work, to protect your stretch of coastline from wave or tidal erosion.We are a small engineering consultancy and have been involved in the design and management of coastal flood defences since 2009. We have used our specialist civil engineering and environmental science knowledge to complete design option studies, detailed designs and oversee construction work of coastal defences.We have successfully completed a number of projects in North Somerset, Somerset and Devon for private land owners and local authorities.

Contaminated land

HES Ltd are able to undertake Phase-1 contaminated land risk assessments for clients where a need is highlighted in the planning process.We have successfully completed a number Phase-1 assessments of proposed construction sites for housing development. Sites investigated have included domestic premises, farm land, storage depots and business units.Phase-2 contaminated land assessments and soil or material assessments can be undertaken, but this work will not be completed in-house, instead will be outsourced to one of our ES associates.

Ecology/land management

HES Ltd has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the ecological sector. We undertake Phase-1 Habitat surveys, protected species site surveys (mainly for bird and bats, but also badgers) and general ecological impact assessments for clients (private and public).We also undertake larger-scale ecological management projects for clients who wish to assess and reach to full potential of their land.We are currently working with a major private airport, in a 8-year plan, to provide a base-line study of an area of their site and provide managed improvements to this beautiful area.


HES Ltd are a small engineering and environmental consultancy. We have worked in the water and environmental sectors for 20 years.We can undertake design options studies and detailed design of coastal and inland waterway erosion projects. We also undertake options studies for the design or refurbishment of wastewater (sewage) treatment systems and the design of surface water drainage systems.We also work closely with other engineering associates to provide structural engineering and hydrology advice.

Active services

Services/specialisms by percentage of recent turnover
Air management4
Coastal management4
Contaminated land6
Ecology/land management15
Environmental health3
Environmental law/compliance3
Environmental risk assessment5
Expert evidence/witness1
Impact assessment (EIA/SEA)5
Nature conservation3
River basin management6
Waste & recycling8
Water management4