Bat Survey

We are a highly experienced ecological consultancy specialising in bat surveys based in Sunderland.

If you require a bat survey as part of a planning application we can help ensure that your development has a smooth passage through the planning process.

Long-eared bat
Long-eared bats

Bat Surveys

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

The objective of the bat survey is to:

  • Establish the presence / likely absence of bat roosts within trees and buildings which may be affected by your development,
  • Identify the activity of bats across the site and key commuting foraging routes, and
  • Recommend ecological mitigation and enhancements where required.

Our ecologists are experienced in undertaking bat surveys, European Protected Species licensing, and mitigation design and implementation.

We regularly undertake bat surveys in and around Sunderland.

We undertake surveys in Sunderland, Roker, Boldon, Washington, Cleadon, Whitburn, Silksworth, Hendon, Ryhope, Houghton le Spring, Hetton-le-Hole, Easington Lane and in nearby areas such as Seaham and Chester-le-Street.

We also conduct surveys in Hartlepool, Middlesborough, Yarm, Darlington, Northumberland, and Teeside.
Bat Survey
Brown Long-eared bat found during a bat survey.

If you require a bat survey for your planning application, it can save you both time and money to identify ecological constraints early during the planning process. We are able to provide potential clients with a competitive quote tailored to their specific project.

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