Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Guidance
Download Biodiversity Supplementary
Planning Guidance for Norfolk
The Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Guidance for Norfolk was launched by the Partnership in September 2004 and has subsequently been adopted by many of the local authorities in Norfolk. The guidance has been specifically designed for developers, planners and development control officers. It is intended to be a practical tool, showing the ways in which biodiversity can be incorporated into a wide range of development, including barn conversions, mineral extraction, housing and commercial/industrial development.
Amongst other features, the guidance contains:
- Suggestions for addressing biodiversity at each stage of a development:
- Case studies, using clear and accessible diagrams;
- A brief summary of biodiversity legislation;
- A district-by-district summary of the distribution of protected species in Norfolk;
- Points to consider during species and habitat surveys.
In order to incorporate information about the Government’s latest planning policies and other recent changes, the Partnership intends to revise and update the Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Guidance; please check back regularly to learn about progress.
To download a copy of the 2004 version of the Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Guidance, please click here.
To find out more about ways of incorporating biodiversity into development, please visit the comprehensive on-line biodiversity planning toolkit http://www.biodiversityplanningtoolkit.com/ developed by the Association of Local Government Ecologists (ALGE).