Our Principal Ecologist, Victoria Burrows, met the criteria, has the relevant experience, attended the training event and completed the assessment to become one of a small number of ‘Registered Consultants’ able to apply the new Natural England Bat Low Impact Class Licence (BLICL).
The BLICL aims to facilitate a more streamlined means of permitting works (i.e. demolition, re-roofing, renovation etc.) affecting certain bat roosts i.e. those of low conservation status for common species.
This Class Licence approach aims to reduce the burden on both the developer / house owner and on Natural England for a significant number of low impact type cases, by reducing the application paper work, scrutiny of the three tests prior to a licence being granted and speed in which a licence decision will be determined. It also enables a more proportionate approach to licensing to be taken for certain case types.
Please contact us if you want to know more.