Biodiversity

What is biodiversity?

Biodiversity is used to describe the richness of the living environment around us. It encompasses all living organisms from simple plants to large whales. Maintaining a rich diversity of species on our planet is crucial for future generations.

Helpful advice on wildlife issues and development proposals

Below you will find some useful information that we have collated from other websites and some of our own documentation. We have separated the information into four sections:

South Cambridgeshire District Council documents

District Design Guide (Ecology section 2.5 & 4a)
Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Document

Natural England

Natural England government website - information on rights of way, land management, wildlife and habitat conservation and useful maps

Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA)

Biodiversity by Design - a guide for sustainable communities

Pond Management advice

Fresh water habitats website - advice on species of animals and their habitats

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