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The above surveys may be required if your application contains any of the following:

  • buildings with features suitable for bats, or large gardens in suburban and rural areas.  These features typically include loft spaces, hanging tiles, weather boarding, slate or clay tiled pitched roof, gable ends;
  • lakes, rivers and streams (on the land or nearby);
  • meadows, grassland, parkland and pasture on the land or linked to the site (by similar habitat);
  • ponds or slow-flowing waterbodies (like ditches) on the site or within 250m (500m for major developments) and linked by semi-natural habitat such as parks or heaths;
  • woodland scrub and hedgerows on (greater than 1m tall, 0.5m wide), or next to the site, including where changes in lighting proposed;
  • gravel pits, quarries, natural cliff faces, or rock outcrops and
  • previously developed land, brownfield, derelict or railway land.

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