Bat Survey

Acer Ecology can provide experienced licensed ecologists to carry out bat surveys across Northumberland and the surrounding areas. We offer a range of services such as preliminary roost assessments, dusk/dawn emergence/re-entry surveys, and mitigation design and implementation.

Bats and their roosts are fully protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981) and the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations (2017). Planning applications often require a preliminary roost assessment to proceed, from which further dusk/dawn surveys can be recommended, and if bats are found using your property it is necessary to apply for a European Protected Species licence.

Acer’s consultants can complete all parts of this process and allow your application to proceed as smoothly as possible. We are well-placed to do this in areas such as Bellingham, Haydon Bridge, Morpeth, West Woodburn, Rothbury, Alnwick, and Hexham.

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