Ozzy Osbourne Denied Conversion Plans of UK Estate Due to Bats
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 05.14.2014
The local council said no...
All these years after he first bit the head off a bat on stage, the little flying mammals now have their revenge against Ozzy Osbourne. The BBC reports that the local council for his estate in Buckinghamshire have denied his plans to convert part of the home due to a colony of bats living there.
According to the report, Osbourne wanted to convert a barn into a two-bedroom home but was shut down for the council, who said that there was "considerable evidence" that bats and owls were in the barn. A council spokeswoman said: "Mr Osbourne cannot convert his listed building until satisfactory surveys and related mitigation, allowing the bats and owls to remain living on the site, is submitted. We must be satisfied measures have been put in place to protect the animals before planning permission can be considered."
Bats and their roosts are protected in the UK under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010.