Bats can be very sensitive to light and could potentially avoid areas if they are well lit. Any new lighting schemes within your project should be designed to avoid light spillage onto buildings, hedgerows, trees or adjacent habitats that bats may use. Appropriate lighting options will prevent a negative impact on bats using the habitats on site and should be approved by a suitably qualified ecologist.
Screen planting and vegetation
This can help screen light pollution considerably. For example, light pollution can be made worse when vegetation is removed. Tree canopies and their overhang near water bodies should be retained as they create dark shadows favoured by foraging bats.