The Partnership for Biodiversity in Planning is an alliance of 19 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 has been reviewed by the members of Partnership for Biodiversity in Planning. We welcome your feedback to ensure the tool is functioning well.

Read here for more about the project.


Our work is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Esmeé Fairbairn Foundation