Protected sites and development

Part 3: Development and features of biodiversity importance

Chapter 8: Protected sites and development

For developments in or near a site designated for nature conservation, this chapter summarises the different types of designation and implications for planning:

Designated Sites for Nature Conservation

Statutory Sites

Sites with a statutory designation for nature conservation are protected by law and policy and development within or near them is strictly controlled.

Thomson Ecology Handbook

This online version of the Thomson Ecology Handbook provides a general overview of current wildlife legislation* and is aimed at helping project managers understand and plan for ecology from the start.

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