Non-Statutory Local Sites

(All UK)

Non-statutory Local Sites receive some protection from development via local planning documents which recognise the need to protect and enhance designated sites and those of interest without a statutory designation. In general, the policies aim to resist development which would adversely affect sites of ecological or geological importance. However, where damage is unavoidable, the approach taken is to seek minimisation of any harm and recreation or replacement, as appropriate, through the use of planning conditions or agreements attached to any planning permission granted.