Preliminary Ecological Appraisal
School site development - Newport, Essex
Practical Ecology Ltd were commissioned to undertake a Preliminary Ecological Appraisal to identify any constraints which may apply to the construction of a new school building at the edge of a playing field in Newport, Essex.
Trees on site that either need to be felled to facilitate the development or due to short life expectancy were assessed for their suitability for roosting bats were identified during the PEA site visit.
4 trees with suitability for roosting bats were identified.
Subsequent inspection of potential roost features using an endoscope and a mobile elevated working platform (MEWP) has ruled out the presence of any potential bat roosts and the trees can now be felled with no further consideration for bats.
An application for the development will soon be submitted to the Local Planning Authority.