Christ’s School, Richmond

Project  Education

Client  Richmond Borough Council

Deliverables:

  • Phase 1 Habitat survey
  • Protected Species Survey for Bats
  • Ecology BREEAM Assessment
  • Landscape and Habitat Management Plan

Key issues

JFA undertook surveys to support a planning application to extend the school. The school is located in an area that is particularly diverse with bats. There was some roosting potential in the boundary trees and a building proposed for demolition. Bat surveys carried out by experienced bat ecologists at JFA concluded there were no bat roosts on site.
There was also extensive evidence of a badger sett nearby, but latrines present around the playing field boundary suggested that the school grounds were likely to be on the edge of the territory of this badger clan. There was no sett within the site boundary.

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