Advice on ecology | Oxfordshire County Council

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 County Ecology Officer provides advice on how to improve the natural environment and conserve wildlife and habitats within Oxfordshire, advises on biodiversity and landscape impacts, mitigation and enhancements for:

  • Minerals and 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

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 County Ecology Officer 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
20 September 2017
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