How to spot a bad bat survey

How to Spot a Bad Bat Survey

Daniel Bennett, Glossop Bat Group.

Bat surveys are a legal requirement in many planning applications and local authorities have a duty to protect bats and ensure that any threats from development are properly assessed. Unfortunately bat surveyors are not subject to any form of formal verification and the quality of bat surveys varies enormously. This document has been produced to help people involved in planning to spot bad bat surveys and respond accordingly.

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Arrange a site visit

Glossop Bat Group welcome the opportunity to visit sites in the area to learn about the bats there.

One of the most interesting areas of Glossop for bats is the Woods Mill and Easton House complex. We have written to the landowners requesting access to the sites. Updates soon.