New Bat Class Licence will save time and costs for developers

New Bat Class Licence will save time and costs for developers

Natural England has introduced a Bat Low Impact Class Licence (BLICL). This is intended to reduce the burden on developers by streamlining the licence application process for certain projects. The BLICL is available to only a small number of registered consultants, including EAD Ecology’s Associate Director Hayden Torr. As Hayden explains “The normal development licensing system can lead to delays due to the long licence determination period. The new system means that for certain low impact schemes, a project specific licence is no longer required. This means a quicker, proportional approach to licensing that is still legally robust. The BLICL still needs to be informed by suitable survey information”.

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