Biodiversity: How biodiversity can be protected and enhanced in the development process
Following a period of public consultation and subsequent review of the Document, the Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Document was formally adopted by the Council on 22 February 2012.The Biodiversity SPD forms part of the Council’s Local Development Framework.
The purpose of the Supplementary Planning Document is to provide guidance to developers, householders and planners on how biodiversity should be protected and enhanced in the borough in accordance with policies in the Core Strategy (2010) and the Borough Wide Development Policies (2011) Development Plan Documents and to help make sure laws are not broken.
It supports policies in the Local Development Framework Core Strategy and the Council's Development Plan Documents.
Adopted Biodiversity SPD 2012
View the adopted Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Document
The Council has produced an Adoption Statement to accompany the Biodiversity SPD.
The Cabinet Report that approved the SPD on 22 February 2012 can be viewed on the Moderngov website.
A Summary of Consultation Report has also been produced to accompany the Biodiversity SPD.
Summary of Consultation Report
SEA Screening Statement
An Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Statement has also been produced to accompany the Biodiversity SPD. The Biodiversity SPD has been subject to a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Determination, as required under European Law (subject to regulation 9(1) of the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulation 2004). The Screening Statement establishes that the SPD does not require an SEA as it is an elaboration of an existing plan or programme (and is therefore a minor modification of that plan or programme), and it is unlikely to have significant environmental effects.
Copies of the above documentation can also be inspected at the Civic Centre, Barking Town Hall and at libraries throughout Barking and Dagenham during normal opening hours.
Any person aggrieved by the decision to adopt the Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Document may apply to the High Court for permission to apply for a judicial review of the decision to adopt the Supplementary Planning Document.
Any such application must be made no later than 3 months after the date on which the Supplementary Planning Document was adopted.
If you require any further information or advice please contact the Planning Policy Team at the address shown.