The partnership aims to provide resources to help consider protected and priority species earlier in the UK planning process and encourage building projects to deliver a net gain in biodiversity. This includes an innovative web-based planning tool – the Wildlife Assessment Check* – that offers householders and small to medium scale developers a simple check to see whether a potential development project requires expert ecological advice.
*The Wildlife Assessment Check has been reviewed by the members of Partnership for Biodiversity in Planning. We are now inviting user feedback to ensure the tool is functioning well.
Our work is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.