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Planning Permission: Wildlife

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 9th May 2018.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Labour, Bristol East

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reason the draft revised National Planning Policy Framework does not make reference to local wildlife sites.

Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Labour, Bristol East

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will include local wildlife sites in Footnote 7 of the revised National Planning Policy Framework that lists the sites that are protected by policies that should restrict development.

Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

This Government is committed to protecting our precious environment, including local wildlife sites and want to ensure that there is clarity around these essential protections. The draft revised National Planning Policy Framework is currently out for consultation. This closes on 10 May and we will publish the final document in the Summer.

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