The Partnership for Biodiversity in Planning is a partnership of 18 organisations representing the conservation, planning and development sectors, who are working together to simplify, streamline and improve the consideration of biodiversity in the UK planning process. Find out more about the organisations involved


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 is available to use from Tuesday, 20th November 2018. The tool has been reviewed by the Partnership for Biodiversity in Planning but we will be refining it further through use and feedback received.

Read more about the project.

Our work is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Esmeé Fairbairn Foundation