W ild Service have been providing ecological services in relation to the redevelopment of a warehouse site in the centre of Bristol that had fallen into disrepair.
Our habitat management team conducted careful scrub clearance to facilitate access. Our ecological surveyors conducted a Preliminary Ecological Appraisal that included detailed building inspection for bats. Due to the bat potential of the site, bat emergence and dawn surveys at the appropriate time of year were required to determine bat use.
The bat activity surveys found a small population of common pipistrelle bats roosting in the buildings. Consequently it will be necessary to apply to Natural England for a Bat Low Impact Class Licence (BLIC). Wild Service has worked closely with the client team to ensure that surveys and mitigation requirements are integrated into the project timetable and that the technical requirements for each stage of the development are met.