Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft

Comment ID 1045217//2
Document Section Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft Living within Environmental Limits DM9 View all on this section
Respondent Deleted User View all by this respondent
Response Date 17 Apr 2013

Policy DM9: Nature Conservation


The Trust supports the wording in the Policy Intentions particularly the positive approach outlined in encouraging the enhancement and protection of species and habitats in bullet point two. 


There appears to be a typo in the first sentence of the Background Section.


In the Policy's fifth paragraph, the Trust recommends that the following wording should be added to the final sentence: '..substantive interest present'.. and will not be permitted unless the harm can be avoided or mitigated by appropriate ecological mitigation measures  provided or incorporated within the development.  This ensures that the policy for Local Wildlife Sites and Local Nature Reserves is consistent with other areas of importance for wildlife such as Section 41 priority species and habitats earlier in the policy wording.