The presence of a protected species on your land could affect your planning application.
Read our biodiversity and the planning process leaflet to find out:
- which species are protected
- which types of developments are potentially affected
How might protected species affect my planning application?
If there is evidence, or a reasonable likelihood of, the presence of a protected species, you will need to submit a supporting ecological assessment with your planning application.
You may have to make changes to your proposal if there is a protected species on your land.
We strongly advise applicants to seek advice from our green spaces team before making a planning application.
How do I know if I need an ecological assessment?
We can carry out a screening visit to advise you whether an ecological assessment is necessary. Screening visits costs £60 (inc VAT).