The Biodiversity Planning Toolkit is a new online resource launched in 2011 and developed by the Association of Local Government Ecologists (ALGE). The aim of the toolkit is to enable users to incorporate biodiversity features within their development design.
On 27 March 2012, the UK Government published its final version of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), which sets out the Government's planning policies for England and how they should be applied.
The final NPPF is an improvement (for nature conservation) over the initial draft that went out for consultation in 2011, however there are still some concerns.
Ecosulis Facilitates Planning Permission and Construction
Ecosulis undertook the following works to assist Taylor Wimpey in the delivery of this project:
Natural England has issued new planning guidance in relation to greater horseshoe bats in the vicinity of the South Hams Special Area of Conservation (SAC) in South Devon.
Great Horseshoe Bats Conservation Status and Ecology
All British species of bats and their places of shelter are protected under UK and European law. It is an offence to kill, injure or disturb a bat or to damage or obstruct access to a place used for shelter or protection by bats. A European Protected Species Licence (EPSL) is therefore required to lawfully undertake development works to a building that is a confirmed bat roost and would otherwise trigger an offence.
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