WFE was commissioned on behalf of a developer to undertake a protected species survey of a derelict house and associated outbuildings and property near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. The assessment ruled out the potential for great crested newt impacts, but identified bat roosting use of the house, thereby requiring an EPS licence for its demolition. Our licensed bat workers then completed further survey work to satisfy the requirements of the EPS licence application.
WFE assisted the client in detailed negotiations with Huntingdon District Council to agree suitable planning conditions and obtain planning permission.
The EPS licence was successfully obtained, bat exclusion measures enacted, and the demolition carried out to schedule under ecologist supervision. Compensatory bat boxes have been erected on trees within the site and three more have been mounted on the completed new builds.