Low impact bat class licence

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

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