How to assess biodiversity in planning applications

Jon Bannon and Tim Buckland recently explained to local authority staff how to assess how well planning applications deal with biodiversity.

Jon has worked with Elmbridge Borough Council previously and was asked to provide training on a wider scale to planning, landscape and maintenance teams.

After the session Elmbridge Borough Council’s Assistant Development Manager, Paul Falconer said:

“Tim and Jon provided a useful overview of guidance and best practice relating to protected species surveys as part of the planning process. A concise session with lots of useful tips, case studies and signposting to further advice.”

Jon is keen to roll out the training to other local planning authorities, as sometimes there is a requirement for more ecological advice and information.

(Image: The Root of it All, Kristian Cruz)


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