Stage 1 – Daytime Assessment
Consisting of a internal and external search for barn owls, evidence of barn owls and habitat value e.g. areas known to be used by barn owls that humans cannot check.
This survey can be conducted year round. If barn owls are found to be present stage 2 mitigation will be required.
Stage 2 – Mitigation
This stage is undertaken post granted planning consent. It usually consists of providing a replacement roost/nesting habitat and compensating for the loss of habitat that is being utilised by barn owls.