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Thomson Ecology HandbookProtected sites and development

TEH Index

Part 1: Legal frameworks

Part 2: Planning policy and other guidance

Part 3: Development and features of biodiversity importance

Part 4: Surveys and assessment

Part 5: Mitigation and enhancement

Part 6: Practical techniques

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.