Draft Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Supplementary Planning Document Consultation

Closed 21 Mar 2022

Opened 7 Feb 2022


Supplementary planning documents (SPD) are formal documents used by the council to provide guidance and information to planning applicants about how to deliver local planning policy as part of their development proposals. 

The council is currently updating its Nature Conservation and Development SPD (SPD11, 2010). The new Biodiversity and Nature Conservation SPD will help ensure that development meets updated national and local planning policy requirements for nature conservation and biodiversity.  

The SPD will explain how nature conservation and biodiversity need to be considered through the development process and sets out examples and best practice for how development can provide biodiversity improvements to ensure the city's biodiversity is protected, conserved and enhanced. 

Why your views matter

The Council is inviting comments on this draft version of the SPD. Responses received will be taken into consideration when preparing the final document. 

Tell us what you think of the Draft Biodiversity and Nature Conservation SPD that, once adopted, will guide decisions on planning applications.

What happens next

The consultation has now closed. 

All representations submitted on the draft SPD will be reviewed and any necessary changes made prior to taking the final SPD to commitee for adoption later this year.