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Mitigation Case Studies Forum 2017

Tuesday 24th January 2017

Arup - 8 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 4BQ

 BOOKING FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL!

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The Bat Conservation Trust's Bats and the Built Environment Project, in partnership with Arup will be running a one day Mitigation Case Studies Forum on 24th January 2017 at the Arup headquarters in London.

The key aim is to promote the importance of monitoring in ensuring success in mitigation schemes by sharing best practice and lessons learnt. This event will now focus on bat mitigation, given that the majority of case studies received were bat related.

As with previous built environment symposia, we are looking for attendance from a wide audience representing a cross section of the industries that may involve mitigation monitoring: ecologists, LPAs, SNCBs, NGOs, developers etc. This is so we can collect as much feedback and discussion on the issues as possible, to aid us we will even be using live polling data on the day!

The delegate rate is £95 for BCT members, £100 for non-members. This includes a buffet lunch and refreshments.

Timing

Registration (with teas and coffees) opens at 9:15 and the event closes at 16:30.  Talks start at 9:45.

Directions to Arup here.

 

Content

On the day, we will provide a printed programme, polling information and a delegate list, all other information will be provided online – please consider printing only what you need to save paper waste.

All case studies now listed below are structured to cover:

  • The ecological receptor
  • The predicted impacts
  • The mitigation measures applied
  • The monitoring regime

The main discussion section of the case study will emphasise:

  • What worked / went as expected?
  • What didn’t work / was unexpected?
  • What lessons were learnt / did the monitoring reveal?

Programme

The chosen case studies are separated into relevant topics during the day (with ample time for networking between sessions), there will also be a review at the end of the day of next steps, discussing the upcoming projects and research relating to bat mitigation.

Intro: 9.45am

Key note speaker: 9.50am Dr. Claire Wordley, Conservation Evidence

Session 1 intro. 10.05am

Topic 1 – RESIDENTIAL and PUBLIC BUILDINGS: 10.15 – 11.15 am

Talk 1 - [Dr Charlotte Packman, Wild Frontier Ecology] Mitigation to Reduce the Impact of Bats on Churches

Talk 2 – [Paola Reason, Arcadis] ‘Training’ bats to use a new access point – and humans how to design one

Talk 3 – [Nick Jones, EDP] Bat Cave Linking to Grade II Listed House

Q&A

BREAK: 11.15am – 11.45am

Topic 2 – OTHER STRUCTURES: 11.45am – 12.45pm

Talk 1 - [Victoria Burrows, ERAP Ltd] Replacement Common Pipistrelle Maternity Roost

Talk 2 – [Rachel Bover, Jacobs] Enhanced Concrete Pipe as Replacement Roost for Horseshoe Bats

Talk 3 – [Dr Stephanie Murphy, Arbeco] Diversion of River Culm to Undertake Demolition of Culvert Containing Daubenton’s Bat Maternity Roost

Q&A

LUNCH: 12.45pm – 1.45pm

Intro: 1.45pm – Session 2

Topic 3 – ROADS: 1.55 – 2.55pm

Talk 1 – [Chris Kerfoot, Jacobs] Badger and Bat Mitigation Duplex

Talk 2 – [Hattie Spray, WSP & Sam Bower, Balfour Beatty] Lessons Learnt from Monitoring Bat Mitigation on a Road Widening Scheme

Talk 3 – [John Davies, Arcadis] Monitoring the effectiveness of mitigation for horseshoe bats associated with a new road in Wales

Q&A

BREAK: 2.55pm – 3.15pm

Topic 4 - An international perspective on bat mitigation with the Dutch Mammal Society 3.15pm - 3.40pm [Marcel Schillemans and Eric Jansen]

Topic 5 – Research and upcoming mitigation projects: 3.40 – 4.20pm

Talk 1 – [Lisa Worledge, BCT] European Bat Box database

Talk 2 – [Jan Collins, BCT] Bearing Witness for Wildlife: BCT’s new investigations and mitigation project

Talk 3 - [Paul Lintott, University of Exeter] CIEEM project to review the evidence on mitigation strategies for bats

Q&A

RECAP and END: 4.20 – 4.30pm

Cancellations: BCT are only able to offer a refund for cancellations made before Friday 23rd December. Regrettably we are unable to provide a refund if cancellations are made on or after this date.

Further information

If you have any other questions please contact Jo Ferguson: jferguson@bats.org.uk or 0207 820 7172.

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