Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Natural Environment Partnership

Local Sites (Local Wildlife & Biological Notification Sites) in Bucks and Milton Keynes

The lack of contemporary data and condition assessments for Biological Notification Sites in Buckinghamshire causes problems for the planning process; it is difficult for Local Authorities to appraise a Development’s impacts and comply with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) without further assessment. This project will provide the resources to complete the evaluation of the environmental quality and status of Buckinghamshire’s BNS’s.

Outputs

Evaluation of Buckinghamshire 549 BNS’s to determine if their environmental status reaches a Local Wildlife Site status or if their record can be removed from the planning system.

Partners

Buckinghamshire County Council, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Environmental Records Centre (BMERC), Aylesbury Vale District Council, Wycombe District Council, South Bucks District Council, Chiltern District Council.