Biodiversity and development

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2. Bat, birds and development

Bats and nesting birds are the types of wildlife most likely to be affected by development of existing buildings. These notes explain their legal protection, when you need to submit a report and who can undertake the necessary surveys for you.

Bats, Birds and Development PAN 7.1 

List of Licensed Bat Consultants PAN 7.2

For householder planning applications only, a bat report is not required within the following heavily built up areas.

Bat reports not required for Householders - Dawlish

Bat reports not required for Householders - Kingsteignton

Bat reports not required for Householders - Newton Abbot

Bat reports not required for Householders - Teignmouth

Providing bat boxes - Bat Conservation Trust or bird boxes - RSPB shop can help offset development impacts on bats and birds.