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Simply Housing Ltd
www.simply-housing.co.uk

Euro Bats
www.eurobats.org

Bat Conservation International
www.batcon.org/

The Bat Conservation Trust
http://www.bats.org.uk/

BirdLife International
http://www.birdlife.org/

The British Trust for Ornithology
http://www.bto.org/

Buglife
http://www.buglife.org.uk/

Butterfly Conservation
http://www.butterfly-conservation.org/

The Caravan Club
http://www.caravanclub.co.uk/

Convention on Biological Diversity
http://www.biodiv.org/

Countryside Council for Wales
http://www.ccw.gov.uk/

DEFRA
http://www.defra.gov.uk/

Department of Environment
http://www.doeni.gov.uk/

English Heritage
http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/

Environment Agency
http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/

European Commission – Nature and Biodiversity

Forestry Commission
http://www.forestry.gov.uk/

Gloucestershire Naturalists’ Society
http://www.glosnats.org.uk/

The Wildlife Trusts Partnership
http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
http://www.wwt.org.uk/

The Woodland Trust
http://www.woodland-trust.org.uk/

Bird Brain
www.birdbrainuk.com

Aulino Wann & Associates
www.aulinowann.com

Gloucestershire Green Guide
http://www.glosgreenguide.co.uk/

Heritage Council (Ireland)
http://www.heritagecouncil.ie/

The Herpetological Conservation Trust
http://www.herpconstrust.org.uk/

Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management
http://www.ieem.org.uk/

Institute of Environmental Management
and Assessment

http://www.iema.net/

International Wader Sudies Group
http://web.uct.ac.za/depts/stats/adu/wsg/

Joint Nature Conservation Committee
http://www.jncc.gov.uk/

Lower Severn Internal Drainage Board
http://www.lowersevernidb.org.uk/

National Biodiversity Network
http://www.nbn.org.uk/

National Parks & Wildlife Service
http://www.npws.ie/

The National Trust
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/

Natural England
http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/

Plantlife International
http://www.plantlife.org.uk/

RSPB
http://www.rspb.org.uk/

Scottish Executive – Environment
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics
/Environment

Scottish Natural Heritage
http://www.snh.org.uk/

United Nations Environment Programme
& World Conservation Monitoring Centre

http://www.unep-wcmc.org/

UK Biodiversity Action Plan
http://www.ukbap.org.uk/

Vision 21: Promoting a sustainable
future for Gloucestershire and beyond

http://www.vision21.org.uk/

Wetlands International
http://www.wetlands.org/

Natural England Low Impact Bat Class Licence: Absolute Ecology LLP

Natural England has launched a new class licence for low impact bat works. This new licencing process has been developed to streamline the bat licence process and to reduce delays and costs.

The new Low Impact Bat Licence will allow works on developments which will have a low impact on a small number of bats, while ensuring the works are undertaken within the law.

The range of innovative measures, designed to reduce both the volume of licence applications and the associated costs, marks a significant step by Natural England towards its goal of cutting red tape and creating a more efficient organisation.
Savings have been made chiefly via the introduction of an ‘annexed licence’* system for works affecting bats, great crested newts and dormice – which has reduced the number of applications and subsequent rejections and reapplications; and a new ‘class licence’ – which has reduced applications for individual mitigation licences for low impact works affecting bats.
This means Absolute Ecology is one of the few consultancies can issue Low Impact Bat Licences without further consultation with Natural England. As a result, projects will be able to proceed without the delay of the standard bat licence.

Special Points of Interest

  • Carry out any surveys required as early in the planning process as possible to save time and delays and money.
  • November to April Season is badger surveys
  • March to June is Great Crested Newt survey season and scoping assessments can be all year round.
  • Bat activity Survey season May to September/October.
  • Bat hibernation and general scoping assessments is November to March/April

Don’t forget Phase 1 Habitat Surveys can be all year round.

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For more information, contact us today on 01782 444292 or 07947 783448