When planning a development it is very important to be proactive in respect of protected
species. Failure to take the issues of bats on board at an early stage can seriously
affect the projected timetable for a project. Equally it is important to get the
level of the report that is submitted to planning to a point that all of the evidence
and data from the survey work is presented in a coherent, meaningful and easily digested
way within the frame work of the proposed development.
The report needs to not only present the results of the survey work but, if bats
are present, to address the mitigation measures proposed to avoid harm to bats and
any compensation measures required to satisfy the requirements of the legislation
at the planning level. Jones & Sons have considerable experience in incorporating
bat roosting sites within developments including the design of new ‘bat houses/lofts’
suitable for different species of bat.
Each of the reports that Jones & Sons produces is hand crafted to the specific project.
In addition to the survey work there will have been detailed discussions with owners,
their architects and in some cases also their construction team. This ensures that
the report that goes forward with the planning application forms an integral part
of the whole application.
Our reports contain a very high level of detail. The reason for this is that we wish
to ensure as far as possible that the report submitted to planning is not rejected
by leaving questions unanswered. The reports that we produce reflect the meticulous
level of survey recording coupled with an in depth understanding of the legislation
and mitigation that needs to be put forward together with a clear understanding of
the needs of the development.
Finished reports are produced to a high standard with the incorporation of full colour
photographs to aid interpretation as well as necessary drawings. We standardly provide
bound printed copies as well as a pdf version sent by e-mail for clients own in house
A number of our previous reports are available for viewing on a variety of Local
Planning Authority web sites.