What does the Low Impact Bat Class Licence cover?
Low impact licences are suitable for small scale developments where the conservation importance of the roost is of low conservation significance and affects no more than 3 of the more common species of bats present in small numbers. For example a house where feeding perches or a day roost for two common pipistrelles has been found would be covered by this licence.
Bat Species cover by the Low Impact Bat Class Licence
There a seven common species covered within the remit of the licence:
- common pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pipistrellus)
- soprano pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pygmaeus)
- brown long-eared (Plecotus auritus)
- Brandt’s (Myotis brandtii)
- Daubenton’s (Myotis daubentonii)
- Natterer’s (Myotis nattereri)
- Whiskered (Myotis mystacinus)
In order to determine whether a Low Impact Bat Class Licence would be appropriate for a site, it is necessary to conduct an adequate amount of survey work at a suitable time of year (April – October) following Bat Conservation Trust guidelines. Following which an accurate assessment of bat activity and roost type is made.
Principal Ecologist and Managing Director Alexia Tamblyn is a Registered Consultant and holds a Natural England Low Impact Bat Licence and as a Registered Consultant Alexia will draw upon her years of experience and expertise to make appropriate recommendations.
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