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Company The Old Coach House

Problem Bat Mitigation

Blackdown Environmental were instructed by a private client to assist The Coach Housein the delivery of ecological consultancy services for the conversion of a derelict coach house in East Devon. The 18th century building had fallen into a state of disrepair and a bat mitigation plan was required as part of its restoration.

The Old Coach House is a derelict 18th century building which had fallen into a state of disrepair. Blackdown Environmental provided ecological consultancy services to assist in the renovation of this listed building to provide holiday accommodation.

  • The Old Coach House
Project Overview

Blackdown Environmental were instructed by a private client to assist in the delivery of ecological consultancy services for the conversion of a derelict coach house in East Devon.

The Solution

Blackdown Environmental completed a suite of bat surveys and designed a bat mitigation plan to assist in the granting of planning permission and a European Protected Species Licence. Three bat species were recorded utilising the buildings including lesser horseshoe, brown longeared and common pipistrelle bats. Compensatory roosting opportunities included the provision of a purpose-designed building incorporating appropriate entrances and roosting opportunities for the species present.

At the commencement of works a licensed bat ecologist from Blackdown Environmental provided the Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) services required to ensure that bats were not harmed during the conversion works.