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Posted by: Hannah Maben - BSc (Hons) MIEEM on 12/08/2011

Recent case law relating to European Protected Species has resulted in a notable change in the level of information relating to bats being required before many Local Planning Authorities across England and Wales will either register or determine a planning application. Here are some top tips to consider when submitting a planning application to avoid refusal on the grounds of insufficient information relating to bats.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: bat mitigation | bat surveys | case law | Planning

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Posted by: NewsletterLinks on 02/08/2011

See what surveys are in season now!

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Categories: News
Tags: bat surveys | Great Crested Newt | winter bird surveys

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Posted by: Michael Williams - AIEEM BSc (Hons) on 07/04/2011

New planning guidance for greater horseshoe bats in the South Hams Special Area of Conservation has recently been issued. The implications of this planning guidance for developers, which can include bat surveys between April and October, are discussed. Ecosulis has years of experience with greater horseshoe bats and are happy to offer advice.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: bat mitigation | bat surveys | Devon | Planning

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) on 15/12/2010

The cold weather and dropping temperatures mean that several species in the UK hibernate, migrate or reduce their activity levels over the winter months. However, there are still a wide variety of ecological surveys that can be undertaken by Ecosulis during the winter months.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: badger surveys | bat surveys | dormouse surveys | otter surveys | Phase 1 habitat survey | River Corridor Survey | River Habitat Survey | winter bird surveys | Winter surveys

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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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