Natural England introduced the new Low Impact Bat Class Licence in 2015. We are pleased to announce that our Managing Director Toby Hart is now one of only a handful of registered consultants.
The licence will cover the disturbance and/or capture of bats and/or damage or destruction of bats roosts of low conservation significancei.e. feeding perches/roosts, days and night roosts, affecting no more than 3 of the more common species of bats present in small numbers.
The 7 species covered are Common pipistrelle Pipistrellus pipistrellus, Soprano pipistrelle Pipistrellus pygmaeus, Brown long-eared Plecotus auritus, Whiskered Myotis mystacinus, Brandt’s Myotis brandtii, Daubenton’s Myotis daubentonii and Natterer’s Myotis nattereri.
The licence will mean a quicker, simpler and cheaper route to gaining a European Protected Species Licence in certain circumstances