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Bat Low Impact Class License – BLICL

New Bat Low Impact Class Licences will offer reduced cost and a quicker turnaround! Natural England has launched a new class licence for low impact works to bat roosts. 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.

Natural England has selected a small number of bat licenced surveyors who are able to issue this new licence. Only a small group of the most experienced surveyors in the UK have been selected so far and we’re pleased to announce that Abricon’s own Jana Prapotnikova, our Ecology Director, has made the list.

This means Abricon is one of the few consultancies who are able to issue Low Impact Bat Licences. As a result, projects will be able to proceed without the delay of the standard bat mitigation licence.

Jana Prapotnikova explains: “The Low Impact Bat Licence process enables our clients to gain a bat licence for their development in a reduced time, compared to the standard licencing process. Our clients won’t have costly delays while waiting for the licence to be granted and there are also reduced restrictions as to when the works can be undertaken.”

This new process only applies to seven of the seventeen species of bat in the UK and excludes maternity roosts and hibernation roosts.

If you would like to contact Jana for further details about the Low Impact Licence please call 01275 391297 or email jprapotnikova@abricon.com

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