HS2 bat license and bat survey reports

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Dear Natural England,
Please could you confirm whether you have issued HS2 Ltd with a license allowing them or its contractors to conduct work on trees or structures with bat roosts in them since Dec 2019. Could you confirm when the last license expired and, if there is a current license, when this is valid from. Could you please provide me with a copy of any bat license that Natural England have issued allowing HS2 to survey to conduct damaging or destructive work on trees and buildings in the Steeple Claydon Area of Buckinghamshire. Could you confirm if HS2 Ltd have operated illegally if they failed to have a valid license while damaging or destroying trees or structures with bats roosting in the. Could you please tell me if it is necessary for HS2 ltd or its contractors to send bat survey reports to Natural England to ensure that they are carrying out work ethically and/or legally.
Many Thanks.

Yours sincerely,

C M Smith

SM-NE-FOI (NE), Natural England

Dear C M Smith,
Access to information request – Acknowledgement – Request No RFI 5146
Thank you for your request for the information detailed in your email
below, which we received on 22 July 2020.
We are dealing with your request under the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004.
Your request is being considered and we will send out our response within
the legal deadline of 20 working days which is 20 August 2020.  If, for
any reason we are unable to meet the deadline we will keep you fully
informed of the reasons for this.
Yours sincerely
Emma Clifton
Adviser – Legal and Governance Team
Natural England
Email: [1][Natural England request email]
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SM-NE-FOI (NE), Natural England

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Dear CM Smith


Please find attached Natural England's response to your request for




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