Advice on ecology

Information on nature conservation and how to improve wildlife and habitats in the county.

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Ecology and planning

Our Ecologist Planner provides advice on how to improve the natural environment and conserve wildlife and habitats within Oxfordshire. She also advises on biodiversity and landscape impacts, mitigation and enhancements for:

  • Minerals & waste planning applications, restoration schemes and conditions
  • County planning policy documents (Minerals and Waste Local Development Framework)
  • District planning policy documents (Local Development Frameworks)
  • County Council planning applications ("Reg 3" applications e.g. schools and roads)
  • District planning applications of strategic importance (developments over 5ha or with the potential to impact on Local Wildlife Sites)

If you are submitting a planning application to Oxfordshire County Council, further information and guidance on biodiversity and planning is available on the Biodiversity and Planning and Biodiversity in Oxfordshire pages.

Our Ecologist Planner is also involved with the:

Protected Species

Our Protected Species Officer provides guidance on protected species legislation requirements and how teams within Oxfordshire County Council can meet those requirements whilst also enhancing the natural environment of Oxfordshire.   
 

Last reviewed
14 November 2013
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