Protected Species Legislation & Regulation
There are a series of legislative acts affording protection to species and habitats in Britain. The presence of protected species also needs to be addressed if works at a site are likely to impact on them.
National and local planning policy guidance has been compiled which aims to protect biodiversity and encourage sustainable development which are of material consideration in the planning process. The National Planning Policy Framework (2012) replaces the former PPS9 document and sets out the Government’s planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied.
The National Planning Policy Framework (2012) states that in determining a planning application, planning authorities should aim to conserve and enhance biodiversity by ensuring that: impacts from development are adequately mitigated or compensated for; designated sites are protected from adverse harm; and opportunities to incorporate biodiversity in and around developments are encouraged.
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