Outdoor Interpretation

Carrington Deane Interpretation is a branch of Lindsay Carrington Ecological Services, specialising in the research and design of interpretation boards and brochures for nature reserves and protected areas such as SACs, SPAs, SSSIs, LNRs  and SANGs.

From research and design to installation we supply a wide range of display boards and signage. We provide lecterns in wood, steel or recycled plastic, using vandal proof materials guaranteed for quality and longevity.

We design brochures and leaflets for all types of clients and situations. Using bespoke illustrations or images sourced from our large in-house picture library we can produce engaging and attractive designs quickly and efficiently. We are experienced in photographing species on location and hold licences with Natural England. We have a database of over 200,000 wildlife images, including protected, common and rare species. We can produce custom illustrations in-house for any project.

We build attractive, effective websites tailored to each project’s requirements. Our websites work across all browsers and devices, and are coded to be search engine friendly. We also produce interactive touch-screen and DVD presentations.

About SANG sites

SANG refers to ‘Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace’. The provision of a SANG site may be stipulated by the planning authority when a new development impacts a nearby ecologically sensitive area. By providing an attractive, natural space for new (and existing) residents to walk and explore, human impact on the protected zone can be minimised.
Natural England has outlined the general requirements for SANG sites, which include:

  • SANGs should be clearly sign-posted or advertised. They may require leaflets and or websites advertising their location to potential users. Leaflets should be distributed to new homes in the area and to be made available at entrance points to car parks
  • Access points should have signage outlining the layout of the SANG and the routes available to visitors
  • Car parks must be easily and safely accessible by car and should be clearly sign posted
  • The accessibility of the site must include access points appropriate for the particular visitor use the SANG is intended to cater for

We design, research and produce all interpretation materials required under planning obligations. As we deliver and install we are a true one-stop-shop for ecological interpretation. Click here for more details about interpretation as part of ecological mitigation strategies.