A SEMI-DETACHED suburban bungalow would be unsuitable for bats, according to a report.
The issue arose at 9 Caldy Close, Upton, where applicants Mr and Mrs A Taylor told planning officers at Cheshire West and Chester Council they were seeking approval for a two-storey extension at the side of the home.
The bungalow is 30 metres from a tree-lined railway, according to a report.
Biodiversity specialists at the council believed it was likely that bats would use the area for foraging and commuting but did not feel the roof of the bungalow would be attractive to bats as it included living space and they would be disturbed.
Although the surrounding habitat was suitable for bats, they were satisfied the dwelling was not.
Six neighbours were notified of Mr and Mrs Taylor’s plans but none raised any representations.
The application was recommended for approval and the borough council agreed the extension could be agreed.