Protected Species Building Assessment
Loft and barn conversions, house extensions or any project that may affect a building or structure that could be suitable for protected species is covered by this survey.
The survey establishes presence or potential for protected species to occur, particularly bats and birds. It can be undertaken at any time of year and follows current Bat Survey Guidelines for Professional Ecologists. It is often the first ecological survey required when work to a building or structure occurs.
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The survey entails a full external and internal assessment looking for evidence, features or potential for protected species. On completion of the survey, a report is produced, which provides full descriptions of each building/structure, presence or potential for protected species, photographs and recommendation for further surveys.
If evidence of bats was noted, further Roost Characterisation Surveys would be required. However, if no evidence is noted but potential exists (for example raised tiles/damaged soffit box etc), further Presence/Absence surveys may be required.
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