Bats in historic buildings

25 October 2016

Historic buildings are some of our most valuable cultural assets and need development work to keep them fit for purpose. However, they also provide one of the most important resources for some of our rarest and most strictly protected animal species: bats. The legal and planning protection afforded to both historic buildings and bats can make for very complicated development projects, and so it is important to consider bats at an early stage in development projects affecting historic buildings.

Our bat experts work with heritage experts to ensure that both historic buildings and bats are conserved.

The advice of a bat specialist at an early stage in your project could help to avoid project delays and reduce the risk of legal offences. Our specialists will work with you to develop practical and cost-effective solutions to help your development.

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