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Biodiversity Checklist

This checklist has been produced to assist developers and their agents to assess if a Wildlife/Ecology Survey is required as part of a planning application.

Please note that in all circumstances legislation pertaining to protected species still applies and it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that protected species are not impacted as a result of development.

If protected species are found during the course of development, work must be halted and advice sought from Natural England.

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Please return the completed Biodiversity Checklist with your planning application.

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