Guidance

Bats: mitigation class licence to allow low impact work on bat roosts (CL21)

Register as an ecological consultant to disturb or capture certain bats, damage or destroy their roosts, and choose the annex you need.

Documents

Annex A: application form

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Annex B: application form

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Annex C or Annex D: application form - use for either annex

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Details

The bat ‘low impact’ licence (CL21) is a mitigation class licence that allows a registered ecological consultant to interfere with certain bats and their roosts. There are 4 annexes to this licence that specify:

  • which species and roost type you can interfere with
  • areas in England where you can carry out work

Use the guide to find out:

  • the criteria you must meet to become a registered consultant
  • what the licence allows you to do
  • which licence annex is right for you
  • how to apply and which form to use

Use the relevant application form for the annex you choose.

Filling in your form

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Published 6 April 2017
Last updated 11 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Replaced application forms for annexes A, B, and C or D with updated versions.
  2. County of Devon has been added to the list for Annex C of the bat low impact licence.
  3. Application forms for each annex added.
  4. Added guidance on 4 annexes you can use with this licence.
  5. Replaced application form with updated version.
  6. First published.