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The Barn Owl Trust

Conserving the Barn Owl and its Environment

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Planning applications


For information about planning applications please select one of the following:

Barn conversions and other development - Background information on how Barn Owls have been and can be affected

Guidance for applicants, architects, planners, developers and surveyors - The definitive guide Barn Owls and Rural Planning Applications "What needs to happen" A Guide for Planners' also contains ‘Applicants Handout - a Pre-application guide' (pages 28-32) and ‘Making Provision for Barn Owls - a Guide for planners, applicants and developers' (pages 34-51)

Accommodating Barn Owls within building projects - Outlines the different ways in which you can incorporate a space for Barn Owls in new or redeveloped buildings

Training for Ecologists & Planners - The courses we run (titles/topics covered) and how to book a place

Wind turbines and Barn Owls - Explains why wind turbines are thought to have relatively little impact on Barn Owls and justifies the need for monitoring mortality

Our work; planning - Background information on one of the Barn Owl Trust's activities

Barn Owl Conservation Handbook - Buy the definitive guide to all aspects of Barn Owl conservation (includes further information on planning, mitigation, enhancement and making provision for Barn Owls)

The Barn Owl Trust is dedicated to conservation & education and does not operate a visitor centre.
Barn Owl Trust staff and volunteers
Waterleat, Ashburton, Devon TQ13 7HU
+44 (0) 1364 653026