Report of the Director of Open Spaces.
Members considered a report of the Director of Open Spaces regarding a Bats in Trees policy. In response to questions, the Director noted that the Open Spaces Department had bat handling expertise, and that a bat handler tended to be a bat ecologist who was licensed by Natural England. There were at least 10 of 18 UK species of bat present in Epping Forest alone.
RESOLVED, that Members
· Approve the Bats in Trees policy for adoption;
· Agree that the Bats in Trees policy be communicated to other relevant departments to ensure a consistent approach to management across the City of London Corporation.