Developer destroyed bat resting place

NEWS: News.

NEWS: News.

A developer destroyed the resting place of protected wild bats in Matlock after he forged ahead with plans for a residential site.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard during a trial on Monday, April 28, how Hargurdial Singh Rai, 55, of Birmingham-based ISAR Enterprises Ltd, went ahead with the redevelopment of former offices on Dale Road despite a survey which identified the site as a resting place for brown, long-eared bats.

Prosecuting solicitor Rod Chapman said: “The two mischiefs are the destruction of the habitat of a species and therefore the adverse effect on the amenity of the community.


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