Members’ Group

AECoW is aware that the ECoW experience can often be isolating and we know from feedback that our members seek opportunities to meet/communicate with other ECoWs.  As part of addressing this we are aiming to develop, and support, local networks of member groups. We are delighted to announce that a group for our north-east England

Heads of Planning Scotland (HoPS)

In September, AECOW presented to the Climate Change, Energy and Resources sub-committee of HoPS, an assessment of planning conditions with reference to ECoWs, and how the wording of planning conditions inhibit effective delivery of the role. This led to AECoW being invited to participate in a working group led by the Energy Consents Unit with an

IEMA – AECOW Working Group

This focuses on the post consent and construction phase of developments. The scope of the group is to identify, and provide, solutions for a wide range of issues that impede basic environmental compliance. AECoW will be promoting the role of the ECoW and highlights how an ECoW can help shine a light on these issues

Honorary Member

Simon Shillington, Technical Director at Fairhurst, has become Honorary Member of the Association, for his technical support regarding construction contracts. Simon is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 25 years of experience in construction and design consultancy across the water, property, infrastructure and power sectors. Simon has supported ECoWs delivering their obligations and he has

Supporting Organisations

We’re delighted to announce a new initiative to collaborate more with other organisations. If your organisation supports the aims and objectives of AECoW, which are located here, would you like to become a Supporting Organisation? There’s no need for financial support and we will post your logo with a link to your website. Please get in

CECA Forum

We are in the process of supporting CECA in developing a working group aimed at developing clarity and consistency across a number of topics, such as the ECoW scope and how they are procured, with regard to ECoWs and the construction industry under the banner of CECA’s Environment Forum. Once an outline format is agreed

Newsflash! New name, new website, new email address – new Association!

Please note that we are changing our name and omitting ‘Ecological’ from our title as we believe that ‘Environmental’ addresses all relevant technical disciplines. The aim is that this contributes to reducing confusion with the roles. We are also developing a new website with an associated email address so communication with our members will be

Stakeholder Working Group

The Association has been working with SNH, SEPA, CECA and a representative from the Heads of Planning Services, on many topics to drive up standards in the industry, including providing advice on the commissioning of ECoW roles to influence the planning system, providing feedback, and formal consultation, on SEPA’s Sector Plans and guidance, such as: