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PPG9: Nature Conservation

Series: Planning Policy Guidance Notes Volume: 9

By: Dept. of Environment

59 pages, Figs

The Stationery Office (TSO)

Paperback | Dec 1994 | #39548 | ISBN: 0117527874
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This PPG gives guidance on how the Government's policies for the conservation of our natural heritage are to be reflected in land use planning. It: sets out the Government's objectives for nature conservation, and the framework for safeguarding our natural heritage; describes the key role of local planning authorities and English Nature; emphasizes the importance of both designated sites and undesignated areas for nature conservation; advises on the treatment of nature conservation issues in development plans; states development control criteria; contributes to the implementation of the EC Directive on the Conservation of Natural Habitats and of Wild Fauna and Flora; elaborates on minerals development and nature conservation, and on the development control implications of species protection.


Statutory framework; International obligations and interests; The role of English Nature; Designated sites; Nature conservation outside designated areas; Nature conservation and land use planning. Regional and strategic planning guidance; Structure plans; Local plans; Nature conservation and development control; Sites of Special Scientific Interest; Special procedures to protect sites of particular importance; Environmental assessment; Minerals matters including peat extraction; Protection of species; Lawful development certificates; Cancellation of advice; Annex A - H.

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