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Habitat and species assessments

We have undertaken or commissioned a number of habitat and species surveys to support the preparation of the Local Plan and Development Management decisions. Information for these can be found below.


Habitat Regulations screening assessment

To support the development of the Local Plan, we are carrying out a Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA) in line with the requirements set out by the UK Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations (2010). The first stage of the HRA process is the preparation of a Screening Assessment which can be viewed below.


Vegetation and habitat survey of Lane East & West of Snells Nook Lane, Loughborough

We undertook an extended phase 1 habitat survey of land to the east and west of Snell's Nook Lane, Loughborough. The report published in 2011 will inform local planning and the consideration of planning applications. 

We also undertook a Species Study for the same area which includes an assessment of protected species and Local Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) species.


Borough wide habitat survey

EMEC Ecology were commissioned to undertake a Phase 1 habitat survey of the borough with survey work undertaken between May 2010 and March 2012. 

The survey provides us with detailed habitat and wildlife information which can be used by our Ecologist and Planning Officers to inform work on the Charnwood Local Plan and the consideration of planning applications.


Habitat surveys and species study of potential growth areas

We commissioned White Young Green in 2008 to undertake an extended phase 1 habitat survey for the parts of the borough being considered for future development. 

Alongside the habitat survey, we have undertaken a species study for the same study area. This study provides a desk-top study of protected species and Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) species.

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