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Here you'll find our planning reports, briefings and consultation responses listed in chronological order - the most recent documents are shown first. We update the library regularly, so keep coming back to see our latest publications.

Conservation Planner autumn 2014

Conservation Planner autumn 2014

500Kb, PDF

IN THIS ISSUE: Wildlife guidance for solar developments. Are we fit to frack? Hydro-power scheme threatened Snowdonia. New planning policy for Scotland

Date: 6 October 2014

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RSPB Scotland response to DECC CFD consultation (tech groupings) June 2014

RSPB Scotland response to DECC CFD consultation (tech groupings) June 2014

108Kb, PDF

RSPB Scotland are very concerned about DECC’s plans to award converted biomass power stations long-term subsidies.

Date: 11 June 2014

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RSPB Scotland Response to Draft Heat Generation Policy Statement

RSPB Scotland Response to Draft Heat Generation Policy Statement

209Kb, PDF

Climate change is a significant threat to wildlife, and therefore we strongly support action to reduce emissions associated with heat, which is estimated to account for 47 per cent of Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Date: 11 June 2014

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Conservation Planner spring 2014

Conservation Planner spring 2014

341Kb, PDF

IN THIS ISSUE: New British Standard for biodiversity and planning. Sustainable development in action for butterflies. New guidance on windfarms and birds.

Date: 27 May 2014

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Opencast coal mining - Moving towards more effective regulation

Opencast coal mining - Moving towards more effective regulation

87Kb, PDF

This briefing summarises our response to the Scottish Government consultation on effective regulation of open cast coal restoration.

Date: 22 May 2014

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UK Woodland Assurance Standard - the RSPB’s response to consultation on revision of this standard.

UK Woodland Assurance Standard - the RSPB’s response to consultation on revision of this standard.

116Kb, PDF

This explains our views on the revision of the UK’s voluntary sustainable forest management standard

Date: 9 May 2014

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High Speed 2, Phase One Environmental Statement Consultation

High Speed 2, Phase One Environmental Statement Consultation

190Kb, PDF

Our response focuses on two significant issues: the first in relation to HS2 as a low option, the second on how impacts on biodiversity have been assessed and dealt with.

Date: 1 March 2014

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RSPB Scotland response to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on Scotland Rural Development Programme: Stage 2

RSPB Scotland response to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on Scotland Rural Development Programme: Stage 2

130Kb, PDF

Our concerns and recommendations regarding the final proposals on the Scotland Rural Development Programme.

Date: 27 February 2014

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RSPB Scotland: Parliamentary Briefing on Open Cast Coal Consultation

RSPB Scotland: Parliamentary Briefing on Open Cast Coal Consultation

87Kb, PDF

Recommendations in order to ensure future open cast coal extraction takes place at minimal risk to Scotland’s wildlife, communities and climate targets.

Date: 26 February 2014

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Consultation on the Green Paper on Biodiversity Offsetting

Consultation on the Green Paper on Biodiversity Offsetting

502Kb, PDF

RSPB response to the Green Paper on Biodiversity Offsetting

Date: 11 February 2014

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Written evidence for the Environmental Audit Committee

Written evidence for the Environmental Audit Committee

325Kb, PDF

RSPB submission to the Environmental Audit Committee inquiry into Biodiversity Offsetting

Date: 11 February 2014

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Letter to the Chancellor

Letter to the Chancellor

63Kb, PDF

Joint letter to the Chancellor on the importance of a mandatory system for biodiversity offsetting

Date: 11 February 2014

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Conservation Planner autumn 2013

Conservation Planner autumn 2013

1.26Mb, PDF

IN THIS ISSUE: Biodiversity loss through development must stop. Spatial planning with nature in mind. Renewable energy in harmony with nature. Revised RIBA guide Designing for biodiversity.

Date: 15 November 2013

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Scotland Rural Development Programme 2014-2020: delivering for species and habitats

Scotland Rural Development Programme 2014-2020: delivering for species and habitats

1.13Mb, PDF

RSPB Scotland would like to see changes to the main schemes in the SRDP but do not think complete overhaul is desirable or necessary

Date: 20 June 2013

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Northern Ireland Planning bill - consultation response

Northern Ireland Planning bill - consultation response

165Kb, PDF

RSPB's recommendations for changes to the new Northern Ireland Planning Policy

Date: 18 April 2013

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Conservation Planner 38

Conservation Planner 38

282Kb, PDF

IN THIS ISSUE: Greater Thames Futurescape. Green infrastructure with Exeter City Council. The M4 relief road. Peat extraction halted at Chat Moss. Offshore and onshore wind farming. Dearne Valley masterpla. Planning reform in Scotland. Biodiversity offsetting. Northern Ireland planning bill. A planner’s year.

Date: 7 March 2013

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Holyrood News March 2013

Holyrood News March 2013

2.37Mb, PDF

News and updates on conservation developments in Scotland

Date: 6 March 2013

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Planning Bill (Northern Ireland) – Additional Provisions

Planning Bill (Northern Ireland) – Additional Provisions

492Kb, PDF

A briefing on the RSPB's response to additional provisions introduced by the planning bill.

Date: 22 January 2013

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