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Protected Species

Work on a loft or a roof may affect bats. You need to consider protected species when planning work of this type. A survey may be needed, and if bats are using the building, a licence may be needed.

Wildlife Assessment Check

​The Wildlife Assessment Check is a free online tool that identifies whether there are any protected or priority wildlife species in the location where proposed works are to take place.

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    1. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/bats-protection-surveys-and-licences
    2. https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/natural-england#org-contacts

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