Landscape and Biodiversity SPD
The council's Landscape and Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) was adopted on 24 June 2008 and supported a number of Saved Policies of the Local Plan (1996-2011), including E1, E3, E5, E6, E7 and E8.
The guidance remains relevant and its main aims are to:
- ensure that new developments respect the character of the local landscape, successfully incorporate features of landscape importance and, where appropriate, include the creation of a high quality functional landscape within the sites
- ensure that new developments avoid causing harm to important wildlife habitats and species that are under threat
- encourage the incorporation of features into new developments to sustain and enhance wildlife.
A copy of the SPD can be downloaded below.
Local Plan team