About Holbury Consultancy Service


Nicola established Holbury Consultancy Service Ltd in 2014, responding to demand from a range of clients keen to contract the expertise, professionalism and enthusiasm for which she is known. The company was set up to provide a professional platform for Nicola to work with clients and their consultant and construction teams, with the intent to always remain small and flexible, able to work in which ever way best suits the project circumstance.

Nicola’s core specialism centres on the implications of the Habitats Regulations for major development schemes and as part of this, working with the client, NGO’s and the statutory agencies to find and implement creative solutions to long-term funding and management of Green Infrastructure and SANG.

As a full member of the RTPI and CIEEM, Nicola is experienced in resolving planning and ecological issues and has a sound understanding of their policy and legislative backgrounds. This facilitates close and constructive working relationships with developers, regulators and NGO’s and a comprehensive understanding of local and strategic planning aims. Nicola closely follows the legal context in which HRA sits, supported through active membership of the nature conservation working group of the UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA).

Holbury is experienced in the project management of ecological and environmental groundwork contracts. This experience continually feeds back into pre-planning advice, providing the context for real life sense checks.

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Nicola has an amazing capacity to tackle complex ecological and technical issues and solve them with workable solutions. She has a very honest and friendly approach which is disarming and extremely productive.

John Beresford - Managing Director at Buckland Development Ltd.