Bat Surveys: Building Inspections

What is a Bat Building Inspection?

Bats have made use of man-made buildings for roosting in, probably for as long as these buildings have been around. They will use a range of different features in both modern and historic buildings.

Where it is possible that a Development Proposal might impact on roosting bats, the first step is to undertake a Building Inspection in daylight hours. These can be carried out at any time of the year.

 

How can LSC help?

Our ecologists undertake inspections of buildings to identify potential for use by roosting bats, and to search for evidence of bats such as droppings, fur rubbing or live bats. We have a range of specialist equipment to facilitate this, including red-filtered torches and video endoscopes. Where we can gather enough evidence to conclude that bats are highly unlikely to be present, we will produce a report for submission for Planning Permission. Where we find evidence of bats, or where a comprehensive survey is not possible, further surveys may be recommended.

Our surveys are completed to the Best Practice Guidelines outlined by the Bat Conservation Trust, and our reports comprehensively and consistently provide the information required by our clients to secure Planning Permission.

 A timber-frame barn where LSC undertook inspection surveys in advance of conversion works

A timber-frame barn where LSC undertook inspection surveys in advance of conversion works


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