Biodiversity Conservation Strategy: Biodiversity Action Plans: Green Infrastructure: Sustainable Development: Environmental Assessment: Local Development Frameworks: Planning Appeals and Inquiries: Feasibility Studies
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Important Notice for Existing and Potential Clients:

As from 4th March 2013, Phil Lomax, Director and Principal Consultant of Green Dimensions is moving to take up a position as Principal Ecologist at Thomson Ecology.

Well-hedged farmland
Longstock, River Test

Biodiversity Conservation Planning

Is your plan or project likely to impact on biodiversity and the natural environment?
The need to reduce the impacts of development on the natural environment and live more sustainably, are increasingly important. This importance is reflected in growing legislation and regulations from the European Union and the UK Government to protect biodiversity and the natural environment. These include:

  • The Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981
  • Countryside and Rights of Way Act, 2000
  • Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act,2006
  • The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations, 2010

Text Box: “Plan policies and planning decisions should aim to maintain and enhance, restore or add to biodiversity…..”  PPS9: Biodiversity and Geological Conservation, ODPM, 2005

And if it does, do you know how to proceed?

GreenDim.bmp can advise and support you in meeting the legal requirements to achieve development plans and projects that conserve and enhance biodiversity. If you are not sure if your plan or project is likely to have an impact on biodiversity and the natural environment, or you are not sure how to proceed if it does, please contact us. Just send us an e-mail or contact us by telephone.

GreenDim.bmpcan help you in planning for biodiversity conservation. From surveys and research, strategic planning, through impact assessment, to the design of avoidance and mitigation measures in new developments, we can provide professional advice and support in the following areas:

  • Biodiversity Action Plans (BAPs)
  • Local Development Frameworks (LDFs)
  • Sustainability Appraisal (SA)
  • Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)
  • Habitats Regulations Screening Assessment and  Appropriate Assessment of plans and projects (AA)
  • Environmental Assessment (EA)
  • Green Infrastructure Planning
  • River Basin Planning
  • Coastal Management Planning
  • Development Projects
  • Mitigation, compensation and restoration schemes
  • Planning Appeals and Inquiries
  • Feasibility Studies

For recent examples of our services in this area, please see Case Studies .

Text Box: Quick Quiz Questions –   1) Which species shown on this page, are protected?  			       2) What is an Appropriate Assessment?

 Check out your answers here!

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Roe doe
Palmate newt
Bee orchid
Stag beetle
New Forest heathland
Watermead Park Nature Reserve being created following sand and gravel extraction in Leicester.
Hurst Castle and the salt marsh
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