Planning, building and the environment

Circular 06/05: Biodiversity and Geological Conservation - Statutory Obligations and Their Impact Within the Planning System

Published 16 August 2005
Type(s) Circular and official letters, Legislation and policy
Site Planning, building and the environment
ISBN 9780117539518
Price £15 (free to download below)


This circular provides administrative guidance on the application of the law relating to planning and nature conservation as it applies in England. It complements the expression of national planning policy in Planning Policy Statement 9: Biodiversity and Geological Conservation (PPS9) and the accompanying Planning for Biodiversity and Geological Conservation: A Guide to Good Practice.

Although this circular outlines how statutory obligations impact within the planning system, in some cases the legislation will have an equal bearing on other regimes eg Transport and Works Act 1992.

This circular should be read in conjunction with PPS9, which sets out the Government's planning policies for England on protection of biodiversity and geological conservation through the planning system and the accompanying good practice guide.


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