Bats add £300,000 and long delays to development project

Works on a Nottingham retirement village have been paused for 10 weeks after bats were found on site.

Costs of £300,000 have also been incurred due to the need for mast climbers, additional surveys and reports.

During the refurbishment of two tower blocks in Nottingham three bat roosts were discovered, despite a bat survey previously showing that no bats were on site.

Bats are a protected species under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

The Sherwood retirement village renovation is being spearheaded by Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Homes – an arm’s length body of the council which manages 27,000 homes owned by the council.

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