Here at Acer Ecology, our fully licensed ecologists are experienced in undertaking bat surveys, European Protected Species licensing, mitigation design and implementation and providing ecological supervision of on-site works.
We have carried out numerous bat surveys across Newcastle and the surrounding areas, including Jesmond, Heaton, Gosforth, Wallsend, Benton, Longbenton, North Shields, Tynemouth, Whitley Bay, Monkseaton, Killingworth, Shiremoor, Dinnington, Woolsington, Callerton and Ponteland.
We are well placed to undertake bat surveys in and across South Shields, Jarrow, Hebburn, Gatehead, Boldon, Gateshead, Low Fell, Washington, Kibblesworth, Whickham, Blaydon, Dunston, Swalwell, Ryton, Crawcrook, Rowlands Gill and Sunderland.
We can also cover nearby places such as Hartlepool, Middlesborough, Yarm, Darlington, Northumberland, and Teeside.
Bats and their roosts are fully protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act and the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017. Therefore, some planning applications require a bat survey before planning permission can be granted by the local planning authority.
Bat surveys aim to:
- Establish the presence/ likely absence of bat roosts within trees and buildings which may be affected by a development (such as an extension, barn conversion or demolition);
- Identify the activity of bats across the site and identify key commuting and foraging routes; and
- Recommend ecological mitigation and enhancement where required.