bat survey porthcawl bridgend

We recently carried out a bat survey of a series of agricultural buildings in Porthcawl, Bridgend, South Wales. A low number of scattered droppings were recorded within one of the buildings, and we, therefore, carried out further dusk emergence and dawn re-entry surveys, which confirmed that the building was being used by low numbers of common pipistrelle bats. The project progressed smoothly through the planning process.

We are an experienced and expanding ecological consultancy specialising in bat surveys, with our head office in Cardiff. We are therefore well placed to undertake bat surveys across Bridgend including Porthcawl, Nottage, North Cornelly, Pyle, Sarn, Bryncethin, Llangynwyd, Maesteg, Pontycymer, Blaengarw, Nant-y-moel and Ogmore Vale. We are also able to serve the surrounding counties of Rhondda Cynon Taff, Neath Port Talbot and the Vale of Glamorgan.

We are able to provide a competitive quote to potential clients on a case by case basis. If part of your planning application requires a bat survey then we can help ensure that your development passes smoothly through this process.

Bats and their roosts are fully protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act and the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017.

The objective of a bat survey is to:

  • Establish the presence/ likely absence of the bat roosts within trees and buildings;
  • Identify the activity of bats across the site and key commuting and foraging routes; and
  • Recommend ecological mitigation and enhancement where required.

Our fully licensed ecologists are experienced in bat surveying, European Protected Species licensing, mitigation design and implementation and supervision of works.

For more information about bat surveys or any of our other ecological services, please contact Acer Ecology on 02920 650 331 or email

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