Bat Surveys in Derbyshire

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Here are some of our recent projects in Derbyshire

We are based in Belper, Derby and cover Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire.

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Bat Survey in Ashbourne, Derbyshire

I was asked to survey a lovely old farmhouse in Ashbourne last December. My clients had moved in during the summer and were practically camping there without heating. They have grand plans to remodel the house for their family including conversion of an outbuilding and a new extension.

During the preliminary roost assessment, I found evidence of bats at the farm - Natterer's bats roost in the loft and long-eared bats use an outbuilding as a feeding perch (where they hang to consume moths which are too large to eat in flight). Typically this would mean long delays until May before evening surveys could start and gather more information about the roosts, then submit that to Derbyshire Dales District Council and wait for planning to be granted, and then apply for a licence to allow works to lawfully continue. That is a lot of delay for a family in a draughty house without heating!

In collaboration with the client we came up with a mitigation strategy that avoids harm to bats and their roosts by modifying the design and putting timing restrictions in place. A win for the bats and the client.

Bat Survey in Heanor, Derbyshire

I can do bat surveys throughout the year - the only real problem is with snow.  For this project, the client and I kept regular checks on 'roof watch' while we waited for the snow to melt from this roof in Heanor - the building was unoccupied, so it took a little longer than others on the street.
During the preliminary roost assessment, I found evidence of bats at the farm - Natterer's bats roost in the loft and long-eared bats use an outbuilding as a feeding perch (where they hang to consume moths which are too large to eat in flight). Typically this would mean long delays until May before evening surveys could start and gather more information about the roosts, then submit that to Derbyshire Dales District Council and wait for planning to be granted, and then apply for a licence to allow works to lawfully continue. That is a lot of delay for a family in a draughty house without heating!

In collaboration with the client we came up with a mitigation strategy that avoids harm to bats and their roosts by modifying the design and putting timing restrictions in place. A win for the bats and the client.

Bat Survey in Brackenfield, Derbyshire

Works had already begun at this site, so I undertook the day time bat survey as best as I could do in the circumstances and was able to advise that the re-roofing could be completed without any further risk to bat roosts.

Bat Survey in Chaddesden, Derby

Sometimes I get asked to look for bats in unlikely places - this block of garages for example.  Here my client was asked by Derby City Council to complete a bat survey as part of an application to demolish the garages and build flats.

Bat Survey in Breedon Hill, Derby

A lovely family in the Beeston Hill area of Derby are looking to extend their home. I was asked to attend the property to complete a preliminary bat survey before the planning application could be registered.

The site was a former boiler house at , and the Retail Trust's Leyland Estate in Derby City.  The survey confirmed that there are no bat roosts in the building, and planning has been granted.  This will allow the client to demolish the old building and construct twelve retirement flats.

Bat Survey in Holymoorside, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

A Preliminary Roost Assessment was undertaken for this demolish and re-build project in North Derbyshire.

By spending some extra time on site, I was able to confidently state that there are no bat roosts at the property. My report was submitted and has been accepted by the consultee (Derbyshire Wildlife Trust).

Bat Survey in Chellaston, Derbyshire

Our client requested that we undertake a bat survey to update the findings of a survey completed by their previous ecologists.   The planning application was being updated, and the existing bat survey was out of date .

The site was a former boiler house at , and the Retail Trust's Leyland Estate in Derby City.  The survey confirmed that there are no bat roosts in the building, and planning has been granted.  This will allow the client to demolish the old building and construct twelve retirement flats.

Bat Survey in Litton, Derbyshire

The Bat Surveyor complete another successful Preliminary Roost Assessment today.  This time I was at a lovely B&B in Shardlow who are planning to create a cafe in place of an old garage next to the River Trent.

Bat Survey in Coke Street, Derby

This was a bat survey in support of a project to convert an historic building into a residential home in Hopton, Derbyshire.

Bat Survey in Hopton, Derbyshire

This was a bat survey in support of a project to convert an historic building into a residential home in Hopton, Derbyshire.

Bat Survey in Ashover Hay, Chesterfield

I was asked to survey a lovely old farmhouse in Ashbourne last December. My clients had moved in during the summer and were practically camping there without heating. They have grand plans to remodel the house for their family including conversion of an outbuilding and a new extension.

During the preliminary roost assessment, I found evidence of bats at the farm - Natterer's bats roost in the loft and long-eared bats use an outbuilding as a feeding perch (where they hang to consume moths which are too large to eat in flight). Typically this would mean long delays until May before evening surveys could start and gather more information about the roosts, then submit that to Derbyshire Dales District Council and wait for planning to be granted, and then apply for a licence to allow works to lawfully continue. That is a lot of delay for a family in a draughty house without heating!

In collaboration with the client we came up with a mitigation strategy that avoids harm to bats and their roosts by modifying the design and putting timing restrictions in place. A win for the bats and the client.

Bat Survey in Rose Hill, Derby

This was a bat survey in support of an interesting project to convert a former storeroom into accommodation for a family in Rose Hill, Derby.
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