by J Collins (01-May-2009)
This guide focuses on bats because they are so commonly encountered in existing buildings. The drive for sustainability and building refurbishment has increased the likelihood that bats could be disturbed, injured or killed, or that bat roosts could be destroyed. The construction industry must therefore be proactive in minimising impacts on these animals and providing enhancements where possible. Identifies the key steps to be followed if the presence of bats is detected or suspected in a building Illustrates the simple practical steps that can be taken to accommodate bats
Introduction Legal protection and licences
When is a survey required?
Surveys: what to expect
Development licences: impact avoidance, mitigation and compensation