The extra building I was required to erect as part of my planning permission is nearly complete. At the initial planning phase, a survey revealed the possible presence of long-eared and pipistrelle bats in the roof of the old house. After lengthy discussions with the environmental officer a bat mitigation strategy was agreed which involved the creation of a new permanent roost for bats.
On top of the car port a dedicated space has been created with features to encourage bat habitation. A large loft with bitumen roofing felt and cross beams for the bats to hang on, has been built.
The bats will enter through a special gap created at the front of the building.
I do get something usable out of the building a large shed at the rear plus spaces for bin storage and bikes – more code for sustainable homes brownie points.