Planning Issues

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


Minimum standards for bat surveys in West Yorkshire:

Bat surveys out of season flow diagram

Minimum standards for bat surveys


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.

Bradford alert zone

Calderdale alert zone

Kirklees alert zone

Leeds alert zone

Wakefield alert zone

West Yorkshire alert zone


Wind turbines and bats in West Yorkshire


Bird risk map for wind turbines equal or over 20m hub height

Bird risk map for wind turbines less than 20m hub height

Guidance for birds and small wind turbine developments 


District Council Ecological Guidance







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  • Address: West Yorkshire Ecology Service, West Yorkshire Joint Services, Nepshaw Lane South, Morley, Leeds, LS27 0QP ¦ LS27 7JQ (Sat Nav)