European Protected Species - Bats, Dormice, etc

How will European protected species be protected post brexit? There are some aspects of their current protection that not all ecologists agree with e.g. the way licencing is run. E.g. you have added a rear extension to your house , 3 droppings and 2 pipistrelles were found.

Of course all developments which may affect bats must still have bat surveys undertaken by licenced ecologists etc, but a proportional approach depending on the reports' findings might be better than a multi-form system...where if timetables slip due to illness or weather this must be notified immediately to NRW / authority etc etc.

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Can the bats be protected through current planning legislation - meaning that as a condition of being granted planning consent the appropriate measures for the bats MUST form a part of the development or planning consent will not be granted. Rather than the licencing system which is drawn out, unfriendly, gives bats and ecologists a bad name in many counties and National Parks Authority areas (known to be particularly hard to please).?

by Dave on September 01, 2016 at 03:39PM

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  • Posted by JonesECwm September 11, 2016 at 17:00

    Systems can always be improved but what is more important is that a recognised mechanism for protecting vulnerable species always exists and is always used.
  • Posted by CelynMenai February 23, 2017 at 13:57

    Diolch i chi am rannu eich syniadau a sylwadau!

    Mae eich blaenoriaethau a syniadau yn cael eu defnyddio i helpu’r Pwyllgor i ysgrifennu ei adroddiad ar sut y gallwn ddatblygu egwyddorion sy'n sail i bolisi amaethyddiaeth a datblygu gwledig newydd i Gymru. Am ragor o wybodaeth, plîs cysylltwch â fi ar Mi fyddai’n sicr o ddiweddaru’r tudalennau hyn a’r sgwrs fel mae hyn yn datblygu.

    Mae eich syniadau a’ch blaenoriaethau hefyd wedi bod o gymorth i’r Pwyllgor wrth iddo wahodd sefydliadau a chyrff cynrychioliadol i’r Senedd i roi tystiolaeth ar lafar ar ddyfodol amaeth yng Nghymru.

    O ddiddordeb , mae'r Pwyllgor yn cynnal nifer o ymgynghoriadau newydd ar hyn o bryd. Mae croeso i chi gysylltu yn uniongyrchol, neu ymweld â wefan y Pwyllgor am fanylion pellach:

    Diolch o galon i chi gyd eto!


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