Planning, building and the environment

Planning Policy Statement 9: Biodiversity and Geological Conservation

Planning Policy Statement 9 (PPS9) sets out planning policies on protection of biodiversity and geological conservation through the planning system.

This replaces Planning Policy Guidance 9: Nature Conservation (PPG9) published in October 1994.

The Department has published a consultation on the proposed Planning Policy Statement: Planning for a Natural and Healthy Environment. This sets out streamlined and consolidated planning policy including biodiversity and geological conservation (currently set out in PPS9).

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