bat mitigation

Posted by Hannah Maben - BSc (Hons) MIEEM on 26/09/2011

It is now necessary for any proposed development in Dorset that affects a bat roost to obtain a Certificate of Approval from the Dorset County Council's Natural Environment Team prior to submitting a planning application.  This requires the following above and beyond bat surveys, impact assessment (pre-planning) and Natural England licence applications (post-planning):

Posted by Jo Neville CEnv MIEEM BSc on 2/08/2011

As construction progresses at the Eastbourne Road development, ecological monitoring of retained and newly created habitats, and protection measures such as fencing continues. This season’s monitoring shows continued use of the ponds on site by great crested newt, and a second successful year for the recently installed bat boxes, which were used by brown long-eared last year, and pipistrelle this year.

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.