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Low Impact Bat Class Licence, Berkshire

Low Impact Bat Class Licence, Berkshire

August 18, 2016

Sector: Education

Client: Reading University

Location: Reading, Berkshire


Working with the Estates team and their contractors the former Rural Histories building was scheduled for demolition. Following a bat survey a small number of bats and bat roosts were discovered.

On behalf of the client Wildwood Ecology:

  • Provided advice on the legal and planning policy issues and recommendations on how to address these.
  • Obtained a Low Impact Class Licence for bats that enabled the demolition to be lawfully undertaken and within 10 working days.
  • Acted as the ecological clerk of work during the demolition of the building, including the translocation of one soprano pipistrelle bat.


Demolition consent obtained and site clearance and demolition works completed with no direct impact on bats.