Orbis Ecology have been working with home owners near Tiverton to protect a common pipistrelle bat roost in their barn. The bats currently roost under bargeboard and roof tiles. The barn is due to be converted into a dwelling and therefore the roosts are at risk. After conducing bat surveys last summer, we now have a European Protected Species Licence in place which will enable the development works to proceed. The mitigation will include bat boxes and special roof tiles that will allow bats to carry on using the building.