Heritage Council


Bat & Bird Survey Guidelines for Traditional Farm Buildings (2008)

Many traditional farm buildings may be home to bats, as well as nesting birds. As these are protected by law, buildings in receipt of a REPS 4 Traditional Farm Buildings Grant may require a bat and/ or bird survey before any works commence. The Heritage Council has prepared guidance that the surveyors must follow when undertaking these surveys under this scheme. This is to ensure that the survey is undertaken in line with current best practice, and that the works are designed in such a way as not to impact upon the protected wildlife.

View Bat Survey Guidelines: Traditional Farm Buildings [pdf 11.1mb].

View Bird Survey Guidelines: Traditional Farm Buildings [pdf 43.6kb].