The Biodiversity Planning Guidance was approved by cabinet on June 9, 2022.

It seeks to provide further clarification to Core Strategy Policy CS13. It has been prepared to assist anyone who is considering undertaking a development proposal in understanding how biodiversity loss can be avoided or mitigated on-site and where this is not possible compensated for offsite. As such it is a material consideration in decision making.

The guidance relates to impacts upon vegetative habitats only. It does not cover development impacts upon protected and notable species or provide guidance on wildlife legislation.

The guidance can be found in the document below.

Biodiversity planning guidance

Last updated: Fri 16th September, 2022 @ 12:20