A supplementary planning document (SPD) offering guidance to support our Rushmoor Local Plan biodiversity policies.

Our Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) shows how you should take into account biodiversity as part of the development process.

It also sets out how you, as a planning applicant, should meet the national requirement for a minimum of 10% biodiversity net gain on new developments.

This requirement was introduced on large sites from 12 February 2024 and on small sites from 2 April 2024. Our document sets out our local policy biodiversity net gain requirements and complements national law.

To make sure your planning application meets the local policy and validation requirements, we advise you to read through our supplementary planning document.

How to meet the biodiversity net gain requirements

To show that you have considered the biodiversity net gain requirements, you must complete our Biodiversity Net Gain Statement Form (Word).

Our form goes through what you need to send to us as part of your planning application, and if your development is exempt, we will let you know what parts to fill in.

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