We’ve heard back from the planners and they’ve asked for a ‘Bio Diversity’ report. Apparently it’s just one of the never end bits of bureaucracy you have to tick off along the way. To be honest wildlife is a the top of our agenda anyway so we’re only too happy to do what we can to make this work.
So what is a BioDiversity report? – Essentially means as we are going to demolish the loft in fact demolish the entire bungalow we need to first check if there is any wildlife existing in our loft. This relates mainly to the presence of Bats and/or Barn Owls. We don’t think we have either, although we have seen a couple of bats flying around the kitchen garden. So we’ve contacted the local bat group and they’re coming round next week to check the loft and prepare a brief statement for the local planners.
We’ll keep you posted.