We are now well into the survey season for bats, so if you are looking to submit planning applications that are likely to impact upon bat species now is the time to start commissioning bat surveys as the local planning authority will not condition bat surveys, so you could face delays and/or refusal of planning permission for lack of survey effort.
Some useful guidelines on what bat surveys are for and how they are conducted can be found here - CIEEM bat survey guide.
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We are now well into the active season for bat surveys so if you have a potential development site or a site that is likley to contain bats, or if you are planning on submitting planning application for a site later in the year, please take into account that the local council or planning authority will not condition surveys for bats or surveys for other protected species and may therefore reject your application or refuse it for lack of surveys, so please contact us to get some advice or survey booked in. We hold survey and mitigation licences for bats and have vast experience of bat ecology, licensing and the planning system.