We are consulting on a draft biodiversity supplementary planning document (SPD).

What the supplementary planning document is for

Our draft biodiversity supplementary planning document (SPD) gives you guidance in how from the start of your development, you should consider biodiversity.

It also sets out how you, as a planning applicant, should meet the new national mandatory requirement for a minimum of 10% biodiversity net-gain on new developments. This requirement is due to be introduced on large development sites from November 2023.

As part of the Rushmoor Local Plan, the biodiversity supplementary planning document will support the implementation of:

  • Policy NE1: Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area
  • Policy NE4: Biodiversity

The draft supplementary planning document and its supporting documents

You can read the draft Biodiversity SPD and supporting documents below. The documents are also available to view at the Council Offices and at Aldershot Library and Farnborough Library, during opening hours.

Have your say

You can submit your feedback by completing our short online survey.

You can also send us your comments by emailing planningpolicy@rushmoor.gov.uk or by post to the address below:

Planning Policy
Rushmoor Borough Council
Council Offices
Farnborough Road
GU14 7JU

This consultation closes on 10 October at 5pm.

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