25th July 2016

We would like to take this opportunity to share a letter written by a property developer. The police asked the developer to write about their experience as part of the Restorative Justice agreement made following a Bat Persecution case. The developer involved wrote the letter in order to share their experience of a development project that led to a police investigation after a bat was found in the roof of a property. We hope that by sharing his experience it will help make more people aware of the process and considerations that developers need to take into account. These considerations include:

  • Familiarise yourselves with the law on wildlife;
  • Make sure you obtain all necessary ecological surveys before starting a development project;
  • Read the survey reports carefully and follow the recommendations that they contain;
  • Where relevant, make sure that you have the correct licence from Natural England in place before commencing any development works.

To download the pdf of the full letter please click HERE to download

Further information:

Bat Crime Investigations http://www.bats.org.uk/pages/bat_crime_investigations.html

Contact: Joe Nunez jnunez-mino@bats.org.uk or 0207 820 7168 for more information, images and interviews. (Out of hours: 07984 545 531)