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Proportionate Bat Mitigation

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Roost status and mitigation / compensation requirement (depending on impact)

 

Feeding perches of common/rarer species

 

  • Flexibility in relation to the provision of bat-boxes and access to new buildings

  • No timing constraints

  • No monitoring requirement

 

 

Individual or small numbers of common bat species

 

  • Flexibility in relation to the provision of bat-boxes and access to new buildings

  • No timing constraints

  • No monitoring requirement

 

 

Feeding perches of Annex II species

 

  • Provision of new roost features

  • Minimal timing constraints

  • Minimal monitoring requirements

 

 

Hibernation sites for small numbers of common/rarer species

 

  • Like-for-like provision of new roost features

  • Timing constraints

  • Two year monitoring requirement

 

 

Maternity sites of common species

 

  • Like-for-like provision of new roost features

  • Timing constraints

  • Two year monitoring requirement

 

 

Maternity sites of rarer species

 

  • Like-for-like provision of new roost features. No destruction of former roost until replacement complete and usage demonstrated

  • Timing constraints

  • Two year monitoring requirement

 

 

Hibernation sites for rare species

 

  • Like-for-like provision of new roost features. No destruction of former roost until replacement complete and usage demonstrated

  • Timing constraints

  • Two year monitoring requirement

 

 

Maternity sites for the rarest species

 

  • Improved roost provision. No destruction of former roost until replacement complete and significant use demonstrated

  • Timing constraints

  • Monitoring for as long as possible