In an ironic twist, Ozzy Osbourne has been denied permission to convert a barn on his British family home in Buckinghamshire into housing because of the impact it could have on the bats which live there.
Osbourne, who claims to have famously bitten the head off a live bat, applied to the Chiltern District Council to convert a barn at his estate at Stone Dean Farm in Jordans into a two-bedroom home.
The council officially rejected the application on Friday after “considerable evidence” of bats and owls was found there.
It said measures had to be put in place to protect the animals.
Bats are a protected species under the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981 and The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations from 2010 and a council planning officer ruled the creatures could be affected by the development.
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