Bat Surveys and Mitigation for Heritage and Listed Buildings
Whilst conserving heritage or listed buildings is important for their architectural and historical interest, it also means that many of the UK’s bat species can continue to roost within them. Increasingly these buildings are being renovated or converted to increase their long term viability and this can pose a problem for roosting bats.
Our team have over 15 years’ experience of working with bats in heritage and listed buildings. Projects we’ve worked on vary from simple barn conversions, extensions, and loft and basement conversions to complex church restoration, renovations to stately homes and gardens, and even the conversion of a world war two bunker complex.
We aim to support you through the planning/heritage permissions process, developing bespoke survey plans and mitigation schemes to fit your particular project needs. We are able use the latest techniques (harp trapping, infra-red cameras, bat detectors and DNA analysis) to enable us to provide a cost effective and time efficient service.
If licencing is required, our team have been the named ecologists for many heritage projects over the past ten years. We hold Low Impact Mitigation Licences as well as the highly specialist Bats in Churches Mitigation Licence.