Richard Green is one of a small number of Bat Low Impact Class Licence (BLICL) Registered Consultants in England, having demonstrated a high level of earned recognition in this field.
Richard is also registered under Bat Mitigation Class Licences (WML-CL39 & CL40) for permitting actions affecting bat roosts in buildings and trees to allow construction of HS2 Phase 1.
The aims of this licence are to:
- Reduce the costs and delays for developers;
- Reduce the burden on Natural England;
- Allow a more proportionate approach for low conservation status roosts of certain species (under strict criteria); and
- Reduce adverse perceptions of bats.
We can therefore offer a more competitive package for bat surveys and licensing where survey findings fall under the criteria for this licence. We can also apply for a licence if another consultant has undertaken surveys but does not hold a BLICL.
In summary, the BLICL permits the disturbance and capture of bats and / or damage / destruction of roost/s of no more than three low conservation significance roosts (i.e., feeding roosts, day, night and transitional/occasional roosts), affecting no more than three of the more common species of bat present in small numbers.
Species covered include:
- Common pipistrelle;
- Soprano pipistrelle;
- Brown long-eared;
- Daubenton’s; and
- Natterer’s bats.