In order to help manage and protect the City’s ecology and biodiversity, the City Council works jointly with Warwickshire County Council and other relevant partners to help analyse and assess the City’s natural environment.

Many of our native plants and animal species are legally protected to varying degrees.

For example all bat species, great crested newts and otters are protected under both UK and European law and badgers are protected under their own Badger Act.

Planners, therefore, have to take into account protected species and sites when considering planning applications. This is undertaken in accordance with the above national legislation and the City Council's adopted Local Plan.

Advice on these areas can be provided through the Council's pre-application service and further information can be accessed through Warwickshire County Council Ecology Unit.


Address: PO Box 15
Council House
Earl Street