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Plan prompts search for creatures of the night
9:30am Monday 21st October 2013 in News
A STUDY has been carried out for evidence of “nightlife” at Oxford’s only lap-dancing club.
Experts have been on the hunt for bats – to make sure it is safe to demolish the Oxpens building, which houses The Lodge.
But this means that the toilets in the Oxpens coach park and The Lodge Gentleman’s Club – which it owns – will have to go.
This means experts have scoured the building for evidence of bats, many species of which are protected by law.
But a report submitted to the council says there was no evidence of bats roosting in the building.
It goes on to say: “It is considered unlikely that bats would begin roosting within these buildings in the near future.”
It is expected that the building will be demolished in 2015 and a temporary car park will be created to provide 250 spaces, with an option for a deck above it with 109 spaces.
The report says that if any bats are found work will have to stop and an ecologist contacted.
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