A Bat Survey Hampshire Can Improve The Chances Of Successful Planning Applications
All species of bats are considered a protected species in the UK and this means that any action that may lead to the damage or harm of bats or their habitat could lead to potential fines and even a prison sentence.
- (1888PressRelease) September 11, 2012 - Hampshire, UK - In some cases this may negatively impact on planning permission and planning applications but with a comprehensive bat survey Hampshire planners can determine whether this is a problem and whether any mitigation plans can be put in place to counteract the existence of the bats.
Although there are 17 separate species of bat in the UK, overall numbers of the animal have declined in the past 30 years to such an extent that all species are considered protected. Numerous laws and regulations are in place that aim to protect the bats and their habitat, breeding ground, and nesting grounds. Where a proposed development may encroach on the territory of bats it is necessary to have a bat survey completed.
A simple bat survey will usually be used to determine whether bats are present at a particular site. If evidence is not found then planning may continue. If there is evidence then a more thorough survey will be needed which will indicate the species of bat that is present and how they use the site. A mitigation report can also be provided which will determine what steps can be taken to help protect the bats while still progressing with the proposed development.
Arbtech is a leading ecological consultant providing a range of bat, wildlife, and tree surveys since 2005. They operate throughout the country but are based in Hampshire and they conduct more than 50 surveys every single week, potentially making them the largest consultant of their kind in the country.
Arbtech, Murlain House,
Union Street, Chester,
Zip: CH1 1QP
Tel: 08450 176950
Email: email ( @ ) Arbtech dot co.uk