Biodiversity is the general term used to cover both ecology
and protected species.
Where a proposed development may have possible impacts on
wildlife and biodiversity,
information should be provided on existing biodiversity interests
and possible impacts on them to
allow full consideration of those impacts.
Applications for development in the countryside that will
affect areas designated for their
biodiversity interests are likely to need to include assessments of
impacts and proposals for long
term maintenance and management. Further details of the type of
assessments and information
that is required can be found using the links below: -