What is a Bat Survey?
If you are planning to build a new development, or renovating, converting or modifying an existing building, you may need to undertake a bat survey.
A bat survey will check for the presence of bats within the building or immediate vicinity (eg trees or outbuildings) and should be undertaken if there is a likelihood that bats are present. It is often needed to obtain planning consent.Find out more about Bat Surveys
Planning Ahead with a Bat Survey
Bats are legally protected s and if you are planning works in existing buildings or new builds, consider that bats hibernate during winter periods and are highly active in the summer months, which is when professional ecologists are at their busiest.
If you are planning work that may require a bat survey it is highly advisable to reach out to us well in advance to allow us to plan your survey and help expedite your planning consent.Arrange a visit
10 ways to avoid bat survey problems
Don't allow your project be delayed or disrupted. Ten ways to ensure bat surveys go according to plan and support the planning outcome you're hoping for.
Posted under Bat Surveys by David Dodds
15th March 2022Read Full Article
Should I worry about bats in my property?
Not really. Unlike other species like mice or rats, bats in the UK do very little damage to property. Occasionally a large colony may become a nuisance, due to noise or smell and help is available in Scotland from NatureScot (see below). Note that excluding a bat colony without a license from NatureScot is a criminal offence.
The Bat Conservation Trust is a great place to go for information about bat conservation and how you can get involved in helping to conserve these fascinating and threatened creatures.Visit bats.org.uk