This page provides an overview of environmental policy as established through the Local Plan and supporting documents. All environment policy is underpinned by the Local Plan chapters:
These must be read in conjunction with all the other Local Plan Policies and not exclusively as the environment. Further useful information relating to environmental policy specifically has been drawn together for your convenience below, again it is important to note that other guidance may be relevant depending on the type and location of development proposed.
Below is a list of SPDs that are mainly relevant to the natural environment. Nevertheless, other aspects of development affecting the natural environment may be covered in other subject areas. Furthermore, the location of development may necessitate the consideration of spatially specific documents. We recommend that you consult the full list of SPDs for any nature of work you may be undertaking.