Advice on biodiversity and wildlife

We provide advice about the effects of development on wildlife and how best to encourage biodiversity through the planning system. There is a general requirement to consider enhancements for biodiversity regardless of impact on wildlife for any development. You may wish to look at the Natural England guidance web pages to find out what you can do to improve your development site for wildlife. Any such improvements are likely to be viewed favourably as part of your planning application.

Our protected species spreadsheet provides examples of species in different habitats, the level of protection they are afforded by law, and suitable survey times for determining presence or absence. 

For advice about habitats and species, or managing a piece of land for nature in the Canterbury district, please contact our supported partner organisations Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership or Kent Wildlife Trust. Alternatively, please contact us directly.

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