Case Studies

Bat Survey Monmouthshire

Bat Survey Monmouthshire

Wildwood Ecology undertook a detailed bat survey on a Grade II Listed building in Monmouthshire.
 
The scope of our surveys included Preliminary Roost Assessment and bat activity surveys. These elements were both used to inform a detailed planning application. Given the complexity of the site, we led a team of 12 surveyors to ensure that all aspects of the site were observed. Our full ecological impact assessment enabled our client to submit a planning application and, once a mitigation licence obtained, begin the restoration.
 
The building opened in October 2018 and is open to holiday bookings.
 
We are now monitoring the site, and the mitigation has proven to be successful. A maternity colony of lesser horseshoe has returned. New roosts for long-eared, pipistrelle and myotis bats have also established.
 
We specialise in helping our clients identify ecological issues with historic buildings and estates. This bat survey in Monmouthshire is one example where our expertise in project management and ecological assessment used the skills of our licensed and experienced team. Being involved during the first design stages is crucial for a successful outcome. Having a great team around you also helps. We work with architects and stakeholders to ensure delivery of your project!
 
Works on complex sites may also need onward support, including mitigation licence applications. These are either applied for in Wales to Natural Resources Wales or in England to Natural England.

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