Guidance for Developers

Common pipistrelle bat

Ecological validation requirements for planning applications have been drawn up by each of the West Yorkshire district councils, please see individual district websites.

More detailed information on agreed West Yorkshire guidance relating to bat and bird issues is set out below.


Minimum standards for bat surveys in West Yorkshire:

Bat alert layer 

Bat alert layer guidance - flow diagram

The below zone maps must be used in the context of the above Flow Diagram. Bat Alert Zones which lies within 200m of significant woodland or water:

Wind turbines and bats in West Yorkshire


District Council Ecological Guidance

European Sites Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA) 

Habitat Regulations Assessment Requirements West Yorkshire


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