Planning Publications

1 Biodiversity Guides by the Association of Local Government Ecologists. and look at the Publications section of the ALGE website for useful documents.

2 Biodiversity by Design - Town and Country Planning Association

The aim of the guide is to provide guidance on how to maximise the opportunities for biodiversity in the planning and design of sustainable communities. The guide takes the user through the design process, presenting a toolkit of best practice that can be tailored according to the scale of the development opportunity.

3 Biodiversity and Environmental Impact Assessment: A New Approach produced by WWF, English Nature, RSPB and The Wildlife Trusts.
This provides best practice guidance on the treatment of biodiversity in Environmental Impact Assessments.
Copies from

4 A Biodiversity Guide for the Planning and Development Sectors in the South West - produced by ALGE and the South West Biodiversity Partnership.
This document is aimed at forward planners and development control officers and at developers and their professional advisors. It is hoped that it will help all understand a little better the implications of biodiversity conservation objectives by indicating how biodiversity can be incorporated into land-use planning and new development in the southwest of England.
Published by RSPB, South West Regional, Keble House, Southernhay Gardens, Exeter, Devon EX1 1NT

5 The Government has has a webpage devoted  that offers a range of advice on Planning and Green Infrastructure at