Before Ozzy Osbourne can move ahead with plans to convert a barn on his Buckinghamshire, England estate at Stone Dean Farm in Jordans into a two-bedroom home, he must take steps to provide sanctuary for the endangered species of bats and owls that have moved in there. The bats and owls are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981 and the Conservation of Habitats Species Regulations of 2010. Also, the construction can only take place at certain times of the year to ensure the well-being of the bats and owls.
“Mr. Osbourne cannot convert his listed building until satisfactory surveys and related mitigation, allowing the bats and owls to remain living on the site,” said a Chiltern District Council spokeswoman in a statement.