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Biodiversity and planning

The planning system is an important tool in nature conservation. This is demonstrated by the policy and legislation relating to biodiversity and planning. It is important to address all biodiversity issues as part of planning applications, as a failure to do so may result in an application being refused or delayed.

For detailed information on how to make your planning application run smoothly in relation to biodiversity download our free Biodiversity in Planning guide. For inspiration on how to enhance biodiversity in your development see our Bees and Development guide.