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Posted by: Hannah Maben - BSc (Hons) MIEEM on 26/08/2011

Natural England has recently raised concern regarding works affecting bats and their roosts being undertaken without the appropriate mitigation licence. So when is a mitigation licence required and when is a precautionary method of working appropriate?

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: bat licence | bat mitigation | bat surveys | Bats | Natural England

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) on 23/11/2010

All British species of bats and their places of shelter are protected under UK and European law. It is an offence to kill, injure or disturb a bat or to damage or obstruct access to a place used for shelter or protection by bats. A European Protected Species Licence (EPSL) is therefore required to lawfully undertake development works to a building that is a confirmed bat roost and would otherwise trigger an offence.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: bat licence | bat mitigation | bat surveys | European Protected Species Licence | monitoring | Planning

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