Comment for planning application 6/2016/1778/FULL

11 Brookmans Avenue, Brookmans Park, Hatfield, AL9 7QH
Erection of replacement building containing 5 flats with forecourt parking following demolition of existing house
Case Officer

Grebe House, St Michaels Street, St Albans
Type of Comment
Bat survey required before application can be determined. Once a suitable survey has been submitted and approved, the objection will be withdrawn provided any required actions are implemented through the planning approval. The design of the building is extremely suitable for bats, it is situated in close proximity to high value feeding and roosting habitat and there are records of bats from the near vicinity. Therefore there is a reasonable likelihood that bats may be present. ODPM circular 06/05 (para 99) is explicit in stating that where there is a reasonable likelihood of the presence of protected species it is essential that the extent that they are affected by the development is established before planning permission is granted, otherwise all material considerations cannot have been addressed in making the decision.
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