Case studies

Replacement brown long-eared roost in Somerset (original case study requiring update)

Demolition of existing property and re-build of replacement dwelling.

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Replacement residential dwelling - East Sussex

Demolition of residential property and construction of single replacement dwelling. A soprano pipistrelle maternity roost was to be impacted by the proposal. An appropriate mitigation strategy was devised and implemented under an EPSM licence and compensatory roosting opportunities installed. Monitoring surveys confirmed continued ecological functionality.

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Retrospective measures to prevent death and injury to bats from Non-Bitumen Coated Roofing Membranes.

Non-Bitumen Coated Roofing Membranes pose a danger to bats, and there is a risk of encountering the material during building restoration works and roof repairs. This case study outlines a solution where NBCRM was identified post-installation in known bat roosts at the Mansion House at Greys Court and Bradenham Manor.

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The Bat House, Suffolk (original case study requiring update)

Demolition of an existing farmhouse hosting a brown long-eared maternity roost. A new building was therefore constructed with a loft designed to attract bats to stand for one breeding season alongside the existing habitat prior to demolition.

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Totterdown Farm Barn, Gloucestershire [2012 Roost Award winner on original criteria]

Barn conversion from agricultural to residential use. Natterer's maternity colony retained and safeguarded as part of development.

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