A half day Forum was held on 26 February 2014 to present an overview of the new British Standard BS42020 (2013) for ecological and planning consultants. Presentations and the questions and answers from the day are available to be downloaded.
Presentation by Sue Hooton Housing Pressure and Ecology: Good Practice in a Major Project - Hopkins Ecology Consultancy Questions and Answers from forum
The Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Guidance for Norfolk was launched by the Partnership in September 2004 and has subsequently been adopted by many of the local authorities in Norfolk. The guidance has been specifically designed for developers, planners and development control officers. It is intended to be a practical tool, showing the ways in which biodiversity can be incorporated into a wide range of development, including barn conversions, mineral extraction, housing and commercial/industrial development.
Amongst other features, the guidance contains:
In order to incorporate information about the Government’s latest planning policies and other recent changes, the Partnership intends to revise and update the Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Guidance; please check back regularly to learn about progress.
To find out more about ways of incorporating biodiversity into development, please visit the comprehensive on-line biodiversity planning toolkit http://www.biodiversityplanningtoolkit.com/ developed by the Association of Local Government Ecologists (ALGE).