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Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Document

Name Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Document
Description As a county, Cambridgeshire has well below average tree cover and relatively little land managed for nature. We want to ensure that planning applications of all scales properly consider biodiversity, and how to enhance it, from the start.
Start date 23/07/2021
Closing date 17/09/2021

Our draft Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Document aims to provide accessible, accurate and up-to-date guidance on the planning regulations surrounding biodiversity. This sets out how we expect developments to meet the policy requirements for increasing biodiversity, including policies within the 2018 South Cambridgeshire Local Plan and 2018 Cambridge City Local Plan, as well as relevant national legislation. Our aim is to ensure that a minimum of 10% biodiversity net gain is achieved on all projects, and that this will benefit the specific ecology and wildlife of Greater Cambridge.

We are consulting on the draft Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Document from 9am, 23 July 2021 to 5pm, 17 September 2021.

Please visit our Greater Cambridge Shared Planning website for further information.