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Do I need a wildlife report?

Most development proposals, with the exception of some very small householder applications, will have the potential to impact local wildlife or biodiversity (a term referring to all species of plants and animals and their habitats.)

In this guidance, the term “wildlife” refers to:

  • Ecology
  • Biodiversity
  • Legally protected species
  • Priority species
  • Priority habitats
  • Designated sites
  • Nature conservation

A wildlife report will or may be required for all developments meeting any of the criteria below.

Biodiversity Checklist

In addition, we have produced a Biodiversity Checklist which must be submitted with certain types of application. This will prompt applicants to carry out any necessary surveys prior to the submission of an application. 

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