Biodiversity and Development: A Green Infrastructure (GI) Approach Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG)

The purpose of this Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) is to expand upon the Council’s existing planning policies on biodiversity and green infrastructure contained within the
adopted Local Development Plan (LDP).

It outlines how the Council will expect habitats and species to be considered as part of development proposals within the County Borough of Bridgend. It also introduces the concept of adopting a Green Infrastructure Approach to development.

The Biodiversity design guidance identifies the sites and areas which are of particular value or sensitivity for biodiversity and where special provisions will be expected in development proposals. It provides guidance on when developers are likely to encounter priority and protected species and habitats and what to do when they are encountered.

The information within the SPG can be used as a resource to inform development outside of the county.

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