Why should you use CEC?
CEC's team of bat ecologists are very experienced and knowledgable, and more importantly licensed by Natural England to handle and disturb bats.
It is particularly important to be licensed when surveying for bats; should bats be discovered within your property an unlicensed surveyor cannot legally complete the whole survey as this might constitute disturbance of bats. This includes the basic visual survey you require for your planning application.
Two of our bat ecologists are also licensed to apply for Bat Low Impact Class Licences - there are only a few ecologists in Cornwall which can do this.
Our bat team have a proven track record of delivering bat surveys on time and to budget, with 90% of our clients saying they would use us again.
Yes, we do wish to ensure that bats remain protected - but we know it is equally important that you, our client, do not face unnecessary bureacracy and survey effort when it is not required. We will aim to save time and money on your planning application and keep you within the requirements of the law.
Not to mention, our Bat and Barn Owl Surveys start from as little as £188 (+VAT)! We're happy to send you a no obligation quotation which is vaild for 90 days.
CEC is a not-for-profit organisation. We are the trading arm of Cornwall Wildlife Trust and all profits are donated to the Trust to aid its efforts in wildlife conservation - in the last 20 years CEC has donated over £820k!