Case Studies

Bat surveys of historic listed buildings, Swindon

Sector: Renovation

Client: Private owner

Location: Hannington, Swindon


A series of repairs, restoration, and conversion were proposed for the main house and series of outbuildings (listed buildings) at this site.

On behalf of the client Wildwood Ecology:

  • Co-ordinated and undertook a series of dusk emergence and pre-dawn roost surveys requiring a large number of surveyors.
  • Identified the presence of multiple maternity/breeding roosts for brown long-eared bats.
  • Provided advice on the legal and planning policy issues and recommendations on how to address these.


Planning permission currently being sought, with mitigation licence pending to allow the works to be legally undertaken.

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