Local authorities’ play a vital role in promoting biodiversity
A special webinar focused on the critical role that Local planning authorities play in delivering biodiversity protection and enhancement through the planning process, local policies and practice. Presentations included a review of the RTPI ‘Biodiversity in Planning guidance’, including information about the new Biodiversity Net Gain requirement for English authorities and the Wildlife Assessment Check tool. The Association of Local Environmental Records Centres (ALERC) gave a presentation about the support functions provided by local environmental record centres, in informing local decision-making regarding biodiversity monitoring and management. The Wildlife Trusts shared how local wildlife trusts can offer councils expertise and advise to authorities in relation to planning and development.
Links to presentations:
- Biodiversity In Planning: Obligations and Opportunities, by Rosalie Callway of the Partnership for Biodiversity in Planning
- The Role of Local Environmental Records Centres, by Tom Hunt of the Association of Local Environmental Records Centres (ALERC)
- Wildlife Life Trusts and Planning, by Peter Dorans of The Wildlife Trusts
View the full webinar recording by clicking here.