Planning for Nature: Development Management and Wildlife Guide

Closed 31 Oct 2021

Opened 20 Sep 2021

Feedback updated 4 May 2022

We asked

For comments and suggestions on the guidance and in particular on the enhancement requirements for new development that have been set out.

You said

A number of good suggestions were made, particularly around the strength of wording and in the context of the climate and biodiversity crises and the implementation of a biodiversity net gain approach.

We did

Your comments were taken on board and where relevant incorporated into the guidance which was adopted in April 2022. The final adopted guidance is available here.  A full account of comments and actions taken is available under results.

Results updated 2 May 2022

The comments on the consultation and what actions were taken to incorporate suggestions. For detail please see the document below.

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Planning for Nature sets out the information applicants are expected to submit with planning applications on all scales to address Policy 41: Biodiversity in Local Development Plan 2. Planning Officers will use this guidance when they assess applications to make sure that proposals consider protected areas, wildlife and habitats, trees and woodland, early in the design process, and that measures to protect, support and enhance biodiversity are shown through the submitted designs.

Why your views matter

Planning for Nature is new guidance referred to in Policy 41 of Local Development Plan 2. The guide has been informed by the experience of the Council’s Biodiversity Officer and the Tayside Biodiversity Partnership Co-ordinator. It aims to set a consistent approach to surveys, information, mitigation and enhancement for wildlife in development proposals.   

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We invite anyone with an interest in development or biodiversity to comment on this draft guide, whether individuals or organisations. All comments will be fully considered.

What happens next

We are reviewing all the comments from the consultation and consider how to incorporate any changes that are needed into the document. The final document will then go to Council for their consideration.


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