Planning Issues

Common pipistrelle bat

Planning issues can occur regarding bats and birds, the downloads below provide guidance around this. 


Minimum standards for bat surveys in West Yorkshire:

Bat alert layer 

Bat alert layer guidance - flow diagram

The below zone maps must be used in the context of the above Flow Diagram. Bat Alert Zones which lies within 200m of significant woodland or water:

Wind turbines and bats in West Yorkshire


District Council Ecological Guidance


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