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Bat surveys

 

Bat surveys are likely to be required if a proposed activity will impact buildings, meadows, grasslands, pasture, parkland, hedgerows, scrub, watercourses, woodland or trees….bat survey trigger list

 

Preliminary roost assessment

 

Tree habitat suitability

 

Roost dusk emergence and pre-dawn re-entry surveys

 

Bat activity surveys comprising transects and automated detector surveys

 

Tree climbing bat surveys

 

Endoscope bat surveys

 

Hibernation roost visits

 

Dropping DNA analysis

 

Capture using harp traps, mist nets and hand-held nets.

 

Bat survey calendar

 

 

Licences

 

Bat low impact class licence

 

Bats: mitigation licence application form (A13a-1) for up to 3 species

 

Bats: mitigation licence application form (A13b-1) for 4 or more species

 

Method statement for bats mitigation licence

 

Reasoned statement for preserving public health and safety

 

 

Work schedule for bat mitigation licence

 

Mitigation

 

First Ecology will design a proportionate mitigation strategy in consultation with appointed project specialists to enable to the proposed development to proceed.

 

Ecological clerk of works

 

Post development monitoring

 

Bat box supply and installation

 

Habitat management, creation and enhancement

 

 

Case studies