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Dear Natural England,

Please send me a copy of the current class bat licence HS2 are operating under on Phase 1.
HS2 are currently clearing vegetation on Bowood La (nearest) post code HP22 6QA.
Please show me the appropriate area registered under above licence.
What bat species have HS2 surveys found in this area?
In light of evidence of greater numbers than anticipated of Barbastelle in the vicinity, please tell me how the overall cumulative effects have been determined.
Please tell me how you expect favourable conservation status to be maintained.
Please show me what mitigation is in place for roosts that might be found here.
Given the deleting of a major feeding corridor at nearby Leather La, as well as Bowood Lane, please tell me how you expect fragmentation in the area to be mitigated.

Yours faithfully,

Marrk Keir

SM-NE-FOI (NE), Natural England

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