12th September 2013

Defra are running a consultation process of guidance as part of their simplification process.

There are a range of new electronic documents to which a response is only possible via the online facility. As part of this consultation there is a document entitled 'Bats; Complying with the Law' guidance http://guidanceanddata.defra.gov.uk/bats/

BCT has registered its major concerns about the content of this document and is seeking to give further detailed input.

We would encourage all concerned with bat conservation to consider responding to this consultation.

The deadline has just been extended from 27th September 2013 to November 1st so you can go on line and respond until November 1st.

There are other documents in this consultation process that could impact bats and BCT will be reviewing these and responding as appropriate.