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Brown Long-Eared Bat


There are 18 species of bat resident in the UK and all are protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and the Habitats Regulations 2010.  They and their roosts and habitats are protected from disturbance and destruction.

If your proposed development includes any of the following:

  • modification, conversion, demolition or removal of buildings and structures (especially roof voids)
  • affects or is within 400m of rivers, streams, canals, lakes or within 200m of ponds and other aquatic habitats
  • affects woodland or field hedgerows and or lines of trees with obvious connectivity to woodland and water bodies
  • tree work  involving old and veteran trees, trees with obvious holes and cracks or cavities, or a tree with a girth of over 1m at chest height

then you may need a bat survey to inform your planning application.  The local planning authority is likely to inform you of this.  Guidance on bat surveying and bats and development can be downloaded from the Bat Conservation Trust.

Bat work can be separated into three stages; Stage 1 – Preliminary Ecological Appraisal, Stage 2 – Further Survey Work and Stage 3 – Mitigation Work.  Each project is different and not all require all three stages.  Click on the links for more information.

All of our bat work is undertaken by licensed bat ecologists who hold Natural England, Countryside Council for Wales and Scottish Natural Heritage licenses.  We also have staff that are qualified tree climbers and who can operate mobile elevated work platforms to get to those more awkward of survey locations.

Whatever your survey need, be it wind farm development, barn conversion or just a simple single-storey extension we can help.

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