Bat Found During Building Works

Always wear gloves to handle bats. If you need help, call the Bat Helpline - 0345 1300 228

Bats and their roosts are protected by law.

This means if work needs to be done to any building that is known to contain a bat roost, or that may contain a bat roost, the relevant statutory nature conservation organisation (SNCO) which in our case is Natural England must be contacted in advance for advice.  Natural England roost visits are organised by the Bat Conservation Trust's National Bat Helpline. Please call 0345 1300 228 for more information.

If bats are discovered during work then the work must stop immediately until the Bat Conservation Trust's National Bat Helpline has been contacted and advice given.