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Also known as a preliminary bat survey or phase 1 bat survey, a bat scoping survey is an initial assessment of a building or other structure by a licensed bat surveyor for bats, evidence of bats or whether the building or structure is suitable for bats.
How much does it cost?
Great news – we offer a great value fixed cost for undertaking a bat scoping survey and report – always £395.00.
When can it be done?
A bat scoping survey can be undertaken at any time of year and usually takes 5 working days to complete.
What happens next?
A bat scoping survey is an initial assessment and depending on the results, may be enough to meet the requirements of planning or may indicate the requirement for further work. Further work depends on several factors, but generally speaking, if bats or evidence of bats are found then further bat emergence (activity) surveys will be required to meet planning requirements. Further surveys may also be required if the building or structure is considered suitable for roosting bats, where building with high suitability require more work than building with low suitability.
In some cases, where a building looks as though it may be suitable for roosting bats, then it may be a false economy to only do a bat scoping survey and in this case a more detailed emergence (activity) survey may be the best approach to maximise planning success at the best price. We always recommend that you talk to us and discuss your options, so that you get the best possible result.
Take a look at our information sheet for detailed information of the bat survey process.
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