26th February 2016

On 25th February Natural England launched a 6 week public consultation on four proposed new polices for European Protected Species (EPS). Although some of these have their origins in deliberations over Great Crested Newts this consultation widens this out to allow comment on other EPS, including bats. Details of the consultation and how to respond can be found HERE. BCT will be responding and will share this on our website. We would encourage you to respond if you can and if it feels appropriate to you. It will be important in helping NE shape the future of EPS licensing.