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The consideration of biodiversity matters is an important part of the determination of a planning application and is guided by various national, regional and local policies.

Pre-application advice

If you intend to submit a development proposal to us, contact us at the pre-application stage and we will be able to tell you what biodiversity information, surveys and assessments you should provide. This is part of a paid pre-application advice service 

Other Biodiversity and Landscape information and evidence can be found on the Planning Strategy evidence base web page

Gloucestershire Centre for Environmental records (GCER) offers a data enquiries service that provides access to species records, habitat data and details of designated sites.


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