Find out about the wild side of Bath & North East Somerset!
Ecology is the study of living things in their natural habitats. B&NES Planning Services has a key role in delivering the local Biodiversity Action Plan through the Wildthings Partnership.
Bath & North East Somerset is home to a vast array of interesting and rare species and habitats.
Planning Services provides ecological advice, and guidance on wildlife protection legislation, in relation to developments and more generally. This includes:
- Priority BAP species and habitats (link to list)
- Information on international, national and local wildlife and geological sites
- Advice on nature conservation policies in the Local Plan
- Advice to other Council departments on wildlife issues e.g. highways, pest control
- Hedgerow removal applications
- Badgers and badger setts
- Bats and roosts - River Avon Bat Project
The Bristol Region Environmental Records Centre (BRERC) provides data on where wildlife sites and species are in Bath and North East Somerset. See the BRERC website: www.brerc.org.uk Email: email@example.com
Planning Applications and Ecology
Details of Ecological and Geological assessment requirements for Planning Applications can be found here: Biodiversity and Geological Conservation Assessment – Planning Application requirements.