Today I completed a bat scoping survey in Warrington Cheshire. A bat survey was completed for the planning application. No further surveys are needed, as the house is unsuitable for roosting bats. The survey report will be submitted with the planning application.
Bat scoping survey
The survey involved an internal and external inspection of the house. Bats often roost in small cracks and crevices in buildings. Under roof and ridge tiles, in cavity walls, and behind fascia boards. The inspection found no droppings or other indicators that bats had been in the building. Habitat close by includes mature trees, connected gardens and hedgerows.
Culcheth is a town in Cheshire, which is close to Warrington, Newton-le-WIllows, and Glazebury. The area surrounding these towns is predominantly rural, and there are large areas of farmland locally. And golf courses, including Leigh Golf Club. These have large mature trees, lakes and gardens. And provide a good resource for bats. Bat surveys on these estates have found good numbers of bats roosting and foraging.
All bats need water to live. Rivers and streams form wildlife corridors, which connect habitat features, for different kinds of wildlife. These corridors allow bats to move to different areas, depending on the time of year, and where seasonal food sources arise.
No further surveys are needed, and the survey report was produced the following day. The report will be submitted with the planning application. The quick turnaround of the survey, and report, has minimised delay to the project.
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